More than 10 million people in five Middle Eastern countries require help to survive another day. UN officials say it is the highest level of need since the Syrian refugee crisis began in 2011.
As Lebanon crumbles, Syrian refugees weigh their options. Nearly 90-percent of the Syrian refugee population cannot access food, clean water, or essential services.
“Because there are now so many Lebanese people struggling with food insecurity, there’s more pressure put upon them,” David* from Cry Out Now Ministries explains.
“Many refugees are starting to question whether or not they need to go back to Syria, even though that could mean going back to a war zone.”
The circumstances are dire, but God’s Spirit is moving. “Before the war in Syria, most people had very little opportunity to hear the Good News. Because they’ve been taking refuge in countries like Lebanon, many have ended up giving their lives to follow Jesus,” David says.
“We’re particularly seeing this amongst the Kurdish population from Syria.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray Syrian refugees in Lebanon who are seeking truth will meet a believer who can introduce them to Christ.
- Pray Syrian believers will grow in their faith and spread the Gospel message in their homeland.