Northern Syria: Between War Planes and Coronavirus
Interview with Mgrs. Nidal Thomas by Maria Lozano: “We are not afraid, but we don’t know what the future holds for us.”
Before the war more than 20,000 Christian families lived in the Al-Jazeera region, on the border with Turkey in east-northern Syria. Many of them are the descendants of those who came seeking refuge fleeing the genocide of the Armenians in 1915 or Kurdish attacks in the neighboring Iraqi area of Duhok in 1933. Today, although it is difficult to give figures because a census has not been conducted, an estimated 7,000 - 8,000 families remain.
Icon peregrination with Our Lady of Sorrows “Consoler of the Syrian people" in Syria
Jesus the King Chaldean Church in Al-Hassakeh on March 15th, 2020. Copyright: Aid to the Church in Need.