7 Assyrian Christian Refugees Drown While Crossing Aegean Sea

ICC Note: As an example of the latest casualties of the war in Iraq and Syria and the impact of ISIS, 7 Assyrian Christian refugees drowned along with more than a dozen others as they tried to cross the Aegean Sea into Greece. The two families were from the Christian town of Qaraqosh, which fell to ISIS control in Summer 2014. The boat that the families were crossing on capsized, adding their names to some 3,000 others who have also died this year trying to make a crossing into Europe.

11/20/2015 Middle East (AINA) – Over a dozen passengers drowned when a boat carrying refugees across the Aegean Sea to Greece capsized on November 17. Seven of the passengers were Assyrian refugees from Baghdede (Qaraqosh), Iraq. The Assyrians, 4 of them children, were members of two families. They have been identified as:
Stephen Marzena Marogeh
Silvana Sami Marogeh (wife)
Angie Marogeh (Daughter)
Mark Marogeh (son)
Samah Sami Marogeh (Silvana’s sister)
Haneen Salem Saman Shasha (Samah’s daughter)
Marvin Shasha (Samah’s son)

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