Aid Shortfalls and Congressional Efforts to Help Middle Eastern Christians

Here are my two latest stories for WORLD.

Aid shortfalls are driving desperate Syrians back home

Desperate conditions and cuts to humanitarian aid helped drive many Middle Eastern refugees into Europe in recent months. But a new scarcity of aid is now prompting some Syrians to return to their war-torn country.

Even as thousands of refugees attempted to make their way to European nations, thousands more turned back to Syria from places like Jordan after UN agencies cut back on international aid.

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U.S. lawmakers file bills to help Iraqi, Syrian Christians

As the world watches an international refugee crisis driven by conflict in the Middle East and ISIS persecution, a group of U.S. lawmakers is trying to pass legislation to help the affected minorities.

Rep. Dave Trott, R-Mich., introduced House Resolution 440 on Sept. 24, “calling for urgent international action on behalf of Iraqi and Syrian civilians,” particularly in hard-hit regions of Iraq’s Nineveh Plain and in the Syrian cities of Khabor, Kobane, and Aleppo. The bill, introduced four months after Iraqi Christians pleaded with House lawmakers to do more to stop the “genocide” there, has bipartisan support and seven cosponsors.

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