Christian’s Vanish in the Middle East

Jun 12, 2017

Since 2011, more than half of the Christians living in Syria and Iraq have left the region or have been killed. It’s estimated that Iraq’s Christian population has fallen 100,000 over the last three years. Even more remarkably, since the 1990s, the Christian population has fallen from an estimated 1.4 million to an estimated 200,000. The number of Christians leaving Syria is thought to be between 300,0000 and 1.4 million. Many factors contributed to the decline. War, destruction of Christian towns, emigration, and loss of opportunity have all been instrumental. The European country of Hungary is working to help Christians stay in their homelands. Hungary has donated 5 million euros towards efforts to aid Christians in the Middle East. The money has been spent rebuilding churches, houses, and a hospital.