Aid to Syrian Christians 3 days after disaster
Barnabas Fund, 15 February 2023 (excerpts)
Barnabas has delivered food, blankets and other aid to Christian survivors of the devastating Turkey-Syria earthquake.
The distribution of 1,500 food gift boxes containing rice, lentils, chickpeas, bulgar wheat, noodles, beans and salt to families in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo began on 9 February, just three days after the quake. We also gave out several hundred pairs of new shoes.
The next consignment, containing 1,200 food parcels, 1,000 blankets, 250 health kits and 200 coats, is already being distributed in northern Syria to help Christians who lost everything when the 7.8 magnitude quake struck in the early hours of 6 February.
We are also about to distribute blankets and heaters to Christian survivors in Turkey.
“Thank you for being there,” said Angela, a Christian in Aleppo, in a video message to Barnabas supporters. Her family home was severely damaged by the earthquake.
“The Public Safety Committee has evacuated the whole building because many cracks had hit our building,” she explained. “We are staying in a room in a hospital.”
“God bless you all,” she added. “Please continue your prayers for our beloved Syrian brothers and sisters and those who lost their families and loved ones.”