Iraqi refugees who fled to the KRG were being transferred to Jordan with the help of local priests and the government, the spokesperson of Caritas explained. "King Abdullah II also had a share in this. After speaking with one of our priests, the king ensured him that the Christian refugees were welcome in Jordan,” he said, adding that visa and transportation were arranged soon after that conversation.
Simon Barrett talks about the crisis facing Middle Eastern Christians coming into Europe, interviewing the Consulate's Head of Mission about the threats faced by Christians in the refugee camps in Greece.
Christian Refugees in Greece report that they are not safe in the camps and come under attack and threats of death on a daily basis. There is an urgent need to set up a Christian 'Hospitality Centre', to provide a place of safety away from threats of violence.
MPs have voted in favour of recognising the treatment of Christians and other minorities at the hands of Islamic State as genocide.
Christian MP Fiona Bruce tabled the motion in the House of Commons, which also calls on the United Nations Security Council to bring members of IS to justice for their crimes, which include mass killings and sexual slavery.
In an unprecedented move, today (4th Feb 2016), European Parliament adopted a joint resolution recognizing and condemning the atrocities and crimes of ISIS in Iraq and Syria against Christians Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrians, Ezidis and other minorities and calls them as “genocide”.
King Abdullah of Jordan says his country is at "boiling point" because of an influx of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.