Only two Syrian Christian refugees admitted into U.S.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

By Joseph DeCaro

(Worthy News) - Out of a total of 281 refugees, the U.S. State Department has admitted only two Syrian Christians into the U.S. in the first two months of 2016.

According to Barnabas Aid, these figures show the injustice of the U.N. referral system towards Syrian Christians who are at a higher risk than most Muslim refugees because of the Islamic State's anti-Christian ideology.

Syrian Christians need special assistance because they do not live in U.N. refugee camps for fear of the Islamists refugees inside them. Instead, Christians seek shelter in schools, churches, or are crowded into their relatives' homes. Therefore they are at a disadvantage under U.N. resettlement programs that only provide aid and asylum for those registered inside U.N. refugee camps.

Last year, 98 percent of the Syrian refugees admitted into the U.S. were Muslims. But through Operation Safe Havens, Barnabas Aid has been able to relocate 157 Syrian Christians to Poland and is currently working to move 153 Iraqi Christians into the Czech Republic.