Updates

For some Americans, domestic and overseas terror attacks, plus a good dose of anti-Syrian political rhetoric, have made refugee resettlement something to be feared. And a lot of the Americans who hold that view are churchgoers – including a lot of Baptists – LifeWay Research found in a new study. The Nashville, Tenn.-based organization surveyed… read more

There are a number of countries and organizations that have held out a helping hand to Syrian refugees- Canada, Germany, The US-based Karam Foundation, Islamic Relief USA and The Syrian American Medical Society. In the face of this help coming from these non-Arab companies and countries, many claim to be “astounded” by what they say… read more

Humanitarian aid has started reaching besieged areas of Syria after trucks filled with supplies left Damascus, as the United Nations has urged warring parties to use aid delivery as a “first step” to a ceasefire. The UN spokesman says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wants a cessation of hostilities in Syria as soon as possible, and the… read more

At least 100 trucks of humanitarian aid were preparing to set off for besieged areas of Syria from Damascus on Wednesday, the Syrian Red Crescent said, in the latest delivery of supplies to trapped residents. The Syrian government has approved access to seven besieged areas, the United Nations said after crisis talks in Damascus on… read more