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18 November 2015

Christians 'ready and willing' to help refugees

Christians 'ready and willing' to help refugees

A survey carried out by Embrace the Middle East has found that more than four out of five UK churchgoers would personally help Syrian refugees this Christmas.

The survey also found that that two in three Christians believe the British government has not yet done enough to support work with Syrian refugees in Europe and the Middle East, and that almost one in three would be willing to personally house a refugee family for up to a year.

Jeremy Moodey, CEO of Embrace, said: "These statistics reveal hundreds of thousands of Christians ready and willing to be part of the solution to the biggest refugee crisis since 1945.

"The challenge facing both the government and the Church is to show practical ways they can do so."

Embrace the Middle East works with some 50 local project partners in the lands of the Bible, primarily Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt and Syria, and seeks to improve the lives of vulnerable and the disadvantaged people in the Middle East by working in partnership with local Christians in education, healthcare and community development.

This year Embrace the Middle East are running a gifts for Christmas campaign - gifts include a mattress, food parcel and hygiene kit. 

If you would like to donate, or to find out more information, visit www.embraceme.org.