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  • Australia: award

    Barnabas Fund

    Barnabas Fund received an award in late March from the Assyrian Universal Alliance, in recognition of its support for refugees in Australia.

    ‘The Friend of Assyria’ award was presented by the leader of the opposition in the Parliament of New South Wales. It recognised the many lives saved through ‘Operation Safe Havens’ and was in appreciation of the charity’s advocacy for internally displaced Christians. Barnabas Fund has now supported over 1,500 Iraqi and Syrian refugees to settle in Australia.

  • Australia: genocide

    The Australian

    An Australian MP begun new efforts in April to persuade his government to formally recognise as genocide the killing of Christians and Yazidis by IS in Iraq and Syria.

    Christian MP Michael Sukkar is proposing the motion. He said: ‘The persecution and attempted genocide of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East has been occurring for centuries. It has now reached its zenith with the bloodthirsty and barbaric IS attempting to wipe all Christians and Yazidis from the Middle East.’