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Launched: 22 Oct 2019

Funding ends: 30 Dec 2019

Syria Emergency Appeal - raise fund for 200 Emergency Relief Packs

Each HK$350 gives a Vital Emergency Pack for a family in Syria that will enable them to survive for a month.

Christians need your urgent prayer and support as conflict escalates in northern Syria.

40,000 to 50,000 Christians are already caught up in the escalating conflict in northern Syria, as Turkish troops attack Kurdish-led forces, and reports from the ground are alarming. The United Nations estimates over 100,000 people have already had to leave their homes in northern Syria.

Open Doors has been working through local church partners in the region for many years, and we are well-placed to help in this new and urgent crisis. Our partners are on the ground, assessing and responding to immediate needs and caring for those affected by the fighting.

In the border city of Malkieh, where there are up to 2,000 Christians, one of our partners reported, “Yesterday, there was an enormous air and artillery bombardment around the city … but so far, no injuries have been brought to Malkieh hospitals.”

Another Open Doors staff member says, “What I can confirm so far [is] that there is a big internal displacement happening in the northeast region.” This means there could be even more people forced to leave their homes—all in a place already devastated by ISIS and civil war.

Pastor George, leader of the Evangelical Christian Alliance Church in the northeastern city of Qamishli, shared that there has been “a lot of shelling on the borderline, with some houses destroyed.” Responding to a family of believers whose home was bombed and destroyed, Pastor George brought them to the church building and is housing them there. He has also ministered to believers injured in the bombings. Pray for the family of Fadi Habsouno in the city of Hassaka whose home was destroyed. His injured wife is now in critical condition, and Fadi witnessed the death of his neighbor—all within the last few days.

The situation is frightening, and believers in Syria need your urgent prayers and support.

Right now, our staff in the region continues to distribute food, medical help, winter aid, trauma counseling and income-generating projects. We’re doing all we can to help our Syrian sisters and brothers survive and to be a light for Christ in the region.

We will continue to monitor the situation and ask for your urgent prayers. Pray for God’s protection over Christians and our staff in the conflict zones—and pray for peace to come quickly in the northern border region!

These believers have already experienced so much suffering. Let's stand together and let them know they're not forgotten.

Make a difference in the lives of your brothers and sisters in Syria!

Every HK$350 could provide a vital emergency relief pack for a family in Syria that will enable them to survive for a month.

*Your gift will be used as a priority in immediate response and longterm support for affected believers. In the event more is raised than is needed for this situation, your gift will be used in other situations of critical need in Syria and in the region.

About Open Doors

For over 60 years, Open Doors has served Christians all over the world who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ. We support them by providing bibles, training, practical help, and encouragement, so that they can stand strong in the faith in the midst of difficulty.  We believe that every door is open to the gospel.

Our ministry in over 60 countries:

Bible distribution

We provide persecuted believers with Bibles and other Christian literature in different languages, including children’s and audio Bibles, as well as discipleship materials.
 

Leadership and discipleship training

We provide churches with leadership and discipleship training so that church leaders can equip their church to hold on to their faith in the face of difficulties.
 

Practical help

We support persecuted Christians  with literacy classes, micro-loans, and other socio-economic helps.

Personal encouragement

We personally visit and pray with persecuted Christians, also bringing them messages of encouragement from believers all over the world and praying with them.
 

Advocacy

We help persecuted believers by advocating on their behalf, providing legal support, and seeking positive policy changes in their country.
 

Raising awareness and encouraging prayer

We produce a range of resources for the church in Hong Kong and Taiwan, to alert them to the needs of the persecuted church and encouraging prayerful supprt.

 

web: www.opendoors.org.hk