Christians at St George's Church in Baghdad had a relatively peaceful Christmas.FRRME
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Ruth Gledhill ,
05 January 2017
workers from one charity alone are feeding 3,000 Iraqi Christians every month
who fled from Islamic State to Jordan from their ancient homelands.
Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East is also feeding a
further 5,500 displaced Christians who are still in northern Iraq and surviving
on aid, having also fled their homes.
the same charity is helping feed tens of thousands more, many of them Muslims,
in refugee camps in Iraq.
despite the crisis, where numbers of Christians have plummeted since the
Islamic State onslaught, St George's Church in Baghdad was packed over
Christmas and New Year. Worshippers were able to celebrate in relative peace,
according to the Foundation for Relief and
Reconciliation in the Middle East, which funds the church's health clinic
and also provides food.
to the latest figures from United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq, 386
Iraqi civilians were killed and a further 1,066 were injured in terrorism,
violence and armed conflict in Iraq in December last year.
Christian heartland of Nineveh was the worst affected region, followed by
In 2016 in total, the mission recorded a total of 19,266 civilian casualties:
6,878 killed and 12,388 wounded.
St George's Baghdad was packed with worshippers over Christmas. Reurers