Christianity is under siege in the very region where it was born.
Iraq’s Christian population was about 1.5 million 10 years ago. Now, it’s estimated there are only 500,000 still living there. The rest have either fled or been killed.
In Syria, of the 1.1 million Christians, about 600,000 have fled or died.
In the Middle East they call themselves by many names, including Assyrians, Syriac and Chaldeans, but they are all Christians hoping to practice their faith in peace.
Hundreds of thousands are now spread across the world. Many are in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey alongside their Muslim brethren, who also have fled their countries because of the threat of death or persecution based on the Islamic sect they ascribe to.