By Zelda Caldwell – The Middle East, the birthplace of Christianity, is now in danger of losing its last Christian inhabitants. The statistics are sobering. In Iraq, before the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003, there were 1.5 million Christians. Today there are fewer than 150,000. In Syria, there were 1.5 million Christians in 2011. Today there are fewer than 500,000.
In 2014, shortly after the fall of Mosul, Iraq, to ISIS, Swedish journalist and author Nuri Kino founded “A Demand for Action.” The project began as a social media campaign calling for a stop to the genocide against Christians and other ethnic minorities in the Middle East. Today, ADFA provides humanitarian assistance to the victims of genocide while continuing to raise awareness and advocate for them.
Filmmakers Nuri Kino and Eliyas Salameh produced the film Limbo as a call for action to help survivors and refugees rebuild their lives. The film features moving testimony from the victims who tell their personal stories, including that of an Iraqi woman who was sold into sex slavery, and an interview with a Syrian family who had to leave their homes and watch helplessly as a ISIS extremists kidnapped their young niece.
To help ADFA in their mission to provide food, water and essentials to refugees, and to support their efforts to make it possible for Christians to return to their homeland, visit their website.
And to hear first-hand from“the forgotten victims of genocide,” watch Limbo now.