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Christian Evangelist Raising Money To Send Bibles To Homeless, Hungry, Ill Iraqis

| by Michael Allen

Thousands of Iraqis were displaced from the western province of the Anbar region because of fighting between Iraqi government forces and the terrorist group ISIS.

The Independent reported in April, "More than 100,000 new internal refugees, most of them Sunnis, have been created by fighting around the provincial capital, Ramadi, in recent weeks, as Isis has attempted to complete its takeover of the key city."

"...Officials are struggling to accommodate the unexpected influx of displaced people, which comes on top of the 2.7 million already displaced in Iraq since the beginning of last year. Thousands of families fleeing mainly from Ramadi have headed towards Baghdad, 80 miles east, where many are sheltering with locals."

The Independent also reported that some of the Iraqis are "suffering from respiratory tract infections and chronic diseases."

USA TODAY noted that some of homeless people claimed they were bombed by their own government. According to The Huffington Post, the problem of hunger among the homeless in Iraq is serious, even with the help of the UN World Food Program (WFP).

In response to the tragedy, Christian evangelist Michael Marcavage has started an online campaign to raise $30,000 to send Bibles to the homeless Iraqis in an effort to convert them to Christianity, notes the Friendly Atheist.

Marcavage wrote on his Bibles For Iraq website:

Our hearts are deeply grieved by the ongoing devastation in Iraq, and through this we have been compelled to take a stand at the gates of hell against the enemy who came to kill and destroy. Bibles for Iraq is a project to put Arabic and Kurdish audio Bibles into the hands of Iraqi refugees—many of whom are illiterate and who have never heard the gospel.

ISIS will stop at nothing to kill every last man, woman and child who do not submit to their barbaric Islamic practices and have displaced an estimated 1.8 million Iraqi citizens. Will you stand with us against the bloodshed, and in compassion for the displaced refugees by making a donation to bless and impact the lives of many with the words of Life? Our beginning goal is to raise funds for at least 2,000 audio Bibles to be given to Iraqi refugee families.

The Friendly Atheist reports that another charity organization, Action Against Hunger, is raising money for food and water for displaced Iraqis.

Sources: The Independent, BiblesForIraq.org, ActionAgainstHunger.org.uk, Friendly Atheist, USA TODAY, The Huffington Post
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