4 Million and Counting: Syrian Refugees Nightmare Continues

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Syria entered its fourth year of conflict in March with the grim report that an estimated 220,000 people have been killed since fighting began in early 2011. In addition, registered refugee numbers soon will hit the 4 million mark, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Thousands of Syrians, weary from violence as well as dwindling food and medical supplies, continue to flee their country for a safer life elsewhere. Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan have set up camps along their borders.

Many relief agencies, however, have seen donations take a steep drop, as the world seemingly becomes callous to the stream of horrific tales from refugees and refugee agencies.

Throughout the conflict, Baptist churches from the United States have worked in various ways to help Syrian refugees have access to lifesaving aid and to advocate for them both in the U.S. and overseas.
“The worst humanitarian crisis of our day is opening doors among peoples we have never had access to before, and we are finding not just broken lives but open hearts,” said James Keath, IMB strategy leader for North Africa and the Middle East.

Many relief agencies, however, have seen donations take a steep drop, as the world seemingly becomes prone to the stream of horrific tales from refugees and refugee agencies