Urgent help for Syria - raise fund for 200 Emergency Relief Packs
Project by : Open Doors Hong Kong Limited
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.
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Open Doors Hong Kong Limited is a tax-exempt charity (under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance). Accumulated donations of HK$100 or above are tax deductible with a receipt in Hong Kong. Open Doors regrets that we cannot provide official receipts to donors who fail to provide either their name or address/email.
To show our gratitude for giving 10 (or above) emergency relief packs, we will send you a copy of "God's Smuggler" (in Traditional Chinese) - a true stroy of Brother Andrew, the founder of Open Doors.
"God's Smuggler" is the best-selling story of Brother Andrew. In the dark days of the Cold War and the rise of Communism, it tells how he risked his life smuggling Bibles across dangerous borders, first in his trusty Volkswagen beetle, then later in trucks, lorries – whatever it took to reach persecuted Christians who were desperately in need.