The Christian families in Assyria are mistreated. They are afflicted with pain and tired of running for life. The founder and president of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council, Juliana Taimoorazy, helped many of Assyrian, Syriac, and Chaldean Christians in Iraq.
The organization provides necessary supplies urgently during disastrous situation to the needy people. Juliana Taimoorazy and her organization received ‘Michelle Malkin’s Bulldog Award’ for their relief efforts. Last year 95,000 Assyrian Christians in Iraq were helped by the Iraqi Christian Relief Council.
Taimoorazy also has an amazing personal story to share. She escaped from Iran as a Christian refugee.
“More than half of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council’s aid went directly into the hands of vulnerable Christians in Iraq. And more than 85% of persecuted Christians who receive our aid are in Iraq”, the council said.
Assyrian Christians and their faith both need protection within Iraq. Islamic terrorists who worked against Christians since 2003 could not eradicate their Ethnicity and cultural heritage, added Taimoorazy.
Mournfully, 253 Assyrian Christians from 35 different villages who were living along the Khabur River were kidnapped by ISIS (Islamic State of Iran and Syria) on February 23, 2015. They were made hostage and were released by them eventually.
The Iraqi Christian who are under attack by ISIS are helped by Relief Council. This organization helps Assyrian Christians in Syria, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey.
The Iraqi Christian Relief Council stands with Syria’s Christian community. It even helps them in their country’s civil war which is in its fifth year now. Last year, this Council aided around 8,000 vulnerable Christians living in Jordan. The organization even provides safe places for Assyrian Christian children to study and play.
The Organization workers distribute food at emergency level. They give credit cards to the families to purchase essential goods for living. Moreover, they provide medical care for those Christians who are suffering from chronic diseases, such as cancer, and are unable to afford its treatment.
In Turkey many of the families have fled from violence and religious persecution. Christian families which are living in Turkey have reported that they pretend to be Muslim in order to receive aid or save themselves from persecution in their homeland.
Taimoorzy says that Christians in Turkey usually fall victim to attacks during political upheaval, such as the upheaval of 2016 which was an unexpected stroke.