Five days ago Iraqi Christians were displaced from their city – again. As Fox News reported, they had only recently returned to Teleskof following its liberation from ISIS.
Here are pictures from those trying to help.
The recent Kurdish referendum effort led the Iraqi government to reclaim disputed land held by the Peshmerga forces. Christians were caught in the crossfire, and my Christianity Today story has some of the details.
It also features Ashty Bahro, the head of Zalal Life Civil Society Foundation, and former head of the Evangelical Alliance of Kurdistan.
On the day the refugees fled to nearby al-Qosh, his organization was there to distribute 300 parcels of food and water.
The following pictures were supplied by Zalal Life.
There is always a cost to war. There are always real people on both sides of charity.
Pictures help us visualize what we are too often able to overlook: Faces.
You don’t have to do anything. In most cases you can’t. Some are chosen to suffer, others are able to help.
Just remember the dignity of all.
On October 30, Zalal Life was able to return and complement the emergency food supplies with 300 mattresses and blankets. Bahro specifically thanks Steadfast Global and L4L.