[ ‘SHARE’ May-Jun 2017 ] FOCUS ~ REFUGEE MINISTRY
Written: Lincoln Chong, Jojo Poon
In September 2015, the image of the body of the Syrian boy, Alan Kurdi, washed up on the shores of Mediterranean Sea, drew the attention of the globe to the European refugee crisis and the wars in Middle East. Just a month ago in April, the equally disheartening image of a Syrian father holding the bodies of his little twins died from chemical attacks has once again stirred people’s sentiments.
Continue reading The Dwelling of God is with Men
On 26 October, a strong earthquake occurred in the hills of Northern Afghanistan. It was rated 7.5 on Richter Magnitude Scale. The nearby countries such as Pakistan and India were also affected. The buildings there were noticeably shaken, some even fell down. Citizens had to run for cover. The earthquake had caused over a thousand deaths so far, including the deaths caused when students of a school in the Takhar Province of Afghanistan ran over each other as they escaped. The earthquake was a deep earthquake, and it did not begin with strong force initially. This fortunately gave the residents a chance to escape and mitigated the disaster. Yet, after the earthquake there was widespread disruption to electricity and communication, and the affected areas are located on remote areas on the hills. The roads in some areas were blocked by landslide which affected the rescue effort.
Continue reading Pray for the Afghanistan Earthquake Survivors
In a small tent in the cold northern Iraqi mountains, five children struggle to make the best of their difficult circumstance. They’ve been living here through the winter since Islamic State fighters broke into their home one late night last June and shot and killed their parents. One of the boys was also wounded by the gunshots. The children fled to safety together with their grandparents on Sinjar Mountain where they endured ten days without adequate food and water before reaching the safety of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Continue reading Bless the Iraqi Refugees on this Year’s World Refugee Day
[ ‘SHARE’ May-Jun 2015 ] STEP INTO THE WORLD
Last winter, Integral Alliance members, Mission East and Tearfund UK, supplied 40,000 Iraqi refugees of ISIS with warm clothing and financed their purchasing of materials and housing equipments.
Continue reading Continue Walking with War-torn Families of the Iraq War