German Foreign Minister Visits Christian Refugees Of Iraq

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German Foreign Minister visits the Iraqi Christian refugees in Erbil.

German Foreign Minister visits Christian refugees of Iraq
German Foreign Minister visits Christian refugees of Iraq


German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited a church in Erbil’s Christian enclave of Ankawa. Christian Iraqis fleeing the advance of Islamic State terrorists have taken refuge in the city of Erbil. Many refugees are sleeping on streets and sidewalks or in open fields.

Steinmeier said he visited the region to get a picture of the situation on the ground. He met briefly with members of the clergy and took a tour around its facilities. He spent time with the Christians refugees displaced by IS, listening to their stories of hardship.