Christians in Syria are becoming more and more afraid of the situation in the civil war-hit country and are finding themselves in greater need of humanitarian aid, a bishop from the embattled city of Aleppo has said.
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"People are terrified," said Chaldean Christian Bishop Antoine Audo earlier this week. "They fear a situation that is becoming more and more violent and uncertain."
Like a host of other cities across Syria, government forces are battling rebel troops set on taking down the regime of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. Thousands of people have already fled the war-torn areas, but those trapped in the crossfire are running out of food and basic supplies.
"People are sleeping in schools, in parks," Audo continued. "There is a great human need now."
"People don't know what will come next," the bishop added. "We are looking at what happened in Egypt, in Tunisia, in Iraq, the uncertainty."
Like much of the rest of the country, Christians in Aleppo are the minority at 8 to 10 percent of the population, surrounded by a Muslim majority, the Seattle Times shared.
SOURCE: Christian Post