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In the last month, Erbil absorbed 150,000+ refugees fleeing the ISIS advance. Tens of thousands of these are Christians from the cities of Mosul, Qaraqosh, and the Nineveh plains. ISIS is shockingly inhumane and seemingly without precedent. What is truly inhumane (not normal to humanity) is the radical love we see as the Church cares for its “neighbor.” To care for them, to love them, to expend time, energy and treasure so that they are cared for. . . that is inhumane! To the Iraqi on the ground, this outpouring of love is inexplicable.

We’ve seen this love in the packages of food, water, and medicine purchased by ICC donors delivered by local churches, using dozens of workers who were themselves displaced by ISIS’ advance. To learn more about how ICC is helping victims of persecution in Iraq, download our free October newsletter. Photo: Tents distributed by Christians to shield refugees from the 115 degree temps.