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Barnabas Fund highlights plight of Syrian Christians in the Times


26 October 2017


In a letter in The Times yesterday, Barnabas Fund helped highlight the tiny numbers of Syrian Christians who have been resettled in western countries such as the New Zealand, the UK and the USA by the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). Although it is widely accepted that Christians made up 10% of Syria’s population, only 1.5% of Syrian refugees resettled in these countries last year were Christians. This is despite several national parliaments and the US State department declaring that they have been specifically targeted and possibly subject to genocide.

Barnabas Fund is grateful to those who co-signed the letter: Professor Lord Alton of Liverpool, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, chairman AMAR ICF, General Lord Dannatt, former chief of the general staff, Lord Carey of Clifton, former archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Shinkwin, Lord Farmer and Dr Russell Blacker, convener, Caucus for the Persecuted Church.