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  1. Syria

  2. 27 months of internal struggle has only led to death & displacement of Syrians, deterioration & destruction of Syria

  3. It started with demonstrations but quickly turned to a violent struggle

  4. Formal Syrian Army

  5. Explosion in Damascus

  6. Homes destroyed

  7. Many ended up in refugee camps

  8. Fleeing fighting on both sides

  9. Waiting to be fed

  10. Presbyterian Church of Homs “Before”

  11. After

  12. Syrian Orthodox Church - Homs

  13. Christians’ destiny • Thousands of Syrian Christians fled from the struggle : more than 70 thousands fled from Homs old cityto be displaced in safe areas. • Some Christian villages were evacuated after being attacked by the Islamic opposition groups: Ghassanieh in Edleb, & Dwair in Homs. • Thousands of Christians immigrated from Syria: Aleppo, Hasakeh & Kamishili cities.

  14. Out of 70,000, now only 80 Christians left in Homs old city

  15. Father Fadi Haddad, Priest of Qatna Orthodox Church, who has been killed by Islamic Terrorists upon his attempt to rescue kidnapped Christians through ransom

  16. Bishops were kidnapped in Aleppo and their destiny is still unknown

  17. Christians continue to worship in Syria

  18. The church is distributing Aid

  19. Aid is distributed to all

  20. UN Statistics, July 2013 • 6.8 million Syrian in need inside Syria. • 4.25 million internally displaced of whom 46% are children. • 1.5 million displaced in neighboring countries. • 93.000 were killed between March 2011 – April 2013. • 4 million in need for food. • 1.4 billion $ needed, only 505 million $ received.

  21. Lord Jesus said: “Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Mathew 5:9