Iraq Archives - Page 2 of 3 - HEART Christian newspaper
In moving scenes at Prague airport, the first of 37 families rescued from Iraq arrived in late January.
Majid Rashid, one of the first ten arrivals, expressed relief: “For Christians, life is very hard in Iraq, we could describe it like living hell.”
He declared: “For us living in Iraq means giving your life and accepting death moment after moment.”
Christians across Syria and Iraq are struggling to survive. The advance of Islamic State (IS) has made an already devastating situation worse. Kidnappings and killings of Christians are on the increase, and some Christian women and girls have been enslaved.
Yet despite impassioned pleas from Christian campaigners, the British government will only bring in refugees from UN camps. And the UN’s camps are dangerous places for Christians – IF they escape the clutches of IS to arrive at one.
Two Archbishops and the Vicar of Baghdad have failed to persuade Mr Cameron to do more for Syrian and Iraqi Christians who face death daily. Now it’s your turn
Thousands of refugee children walked barefoot in temperatures up to 50 degrees Celsius, while Kurdistan’s freezing winter awaits them5 October 2015 | admin
Last updated on February 4th, 2019 at 03:52 pm
EXCLUSIVE: another eyewitness report from the doctor whose story in last issue’s HEART prompted many of you to act and has helped link Dr Baker to Samara Levy, the mother working to transport aid to Iraq.
This time Dr Baker has met the father of Aylan Kurdi, the drowned boy whose image opened Europe’s doors and hearts
By Dr Mariwan Baker, a Kurdish doctor originally from Sulaimaniyah, who currently works in a Danish hospital in Copenhagen
Orphaned by IS
While British parents were buying ‘Frozen’ merchandise for their children, thousands of women and children actually froze to death in refugee camps such as this one in Kabarto, Kurdistan, last winter. These children’s stories had aid workers weeping
As Britain’s doors remain closed to Christians fleeing the IS bloodbath, we reveal the true figures behind last year’s savage Middle East winter
The shocking figure of those who froze to death in refugee camps – an estimated 6,000 according to the regional governor – were revealed to HEART by a Kurdish-born Danish doctor working with the thousands of homeless Christians, Yezidis and Muslims in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Last updated on February 4th, 2019 at 03:51 pm
says mum Samara who’s helping clothe freezing Middle East refugees
Last issue HEART carried a short report on one mum’s efforts to help clothe Christians driven out of their homes by IS to spend the winter in tents. Since then Samara Levy has been inundated with offers of donations. Chris Eyte brings the story up to date
IT STARTED WITH A SINGLE AID LORRY trundling off to Iraq packed with clothes and other essential items last October to prepare Christian refugees for camping in the bitterly cold winter.
Last updated on February 6th, 2015 at 05:15 pm
A THREE-YEAR-OLD GIRL snatched from the arms of her mother at gunpoint is now deemed permanently missing.
Christina Khader Ebada was taken from her mother by Islamic State militants from a bus outside a primary care centre near Baghdede last August – as reported in HEART OF SUSSEX (Oct-Nov 2014).
THE PRICES OF CHRISTIAN SLAVES captured by Islamic State militants in Iraq have been published.
Why won’t Westerners believe me, asks Canon Andrew White
“CHRISTIAN CHILDREN have been chopped in half by Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq – but no one believes it.”
Canon Andrew White, known as ‘The Vicar of Baghdad’, made the comment during a tour of the USA this October to plead for more funds to help impoverished Christians suffering in Iraq. He oversees St George’s Church in Baghdad.