Christians had been forgotten in the ongoing Syrian conflict, said Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart, archbishop of the Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Aleppo. The humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict also contributed to their sufferings.
“Half our population has left, and people live in extreme poverty,” said Aleppo’s archbishop. The Church offers help to the Christians with the support of agencies like Aid to the Church in Need, the Knights of Columbus, and Caritas Internationalis. Other agencies would distribute aid to refugees living in tents. Many Christians would be left without assistance by them.
The Archbishop told that the Christians living there had to be appreciated for their heroic attitude and behavior. “That is why we try to concentrate our help to Christians: not to exclude others, but because they are the people who need more than anyone to be helped,” he said