As some Middle East Christians struggle to stay, others make hard choice to go (By Crux: Covering all things Catholic)

1. EL-KAA, Lebanon – Two years ago, when Magida Yaacoub and her husband Ibrahim Zarzour left their village of Hamar in Syria, not far from war-torn Aleppo, their neighborhood was being bombed an average of ten times a day, with ISIS dug in some 500 yards from their home.

2. Aid to the Church in Need is currently trying to find a group of people in El-Kaa capable of coordinating, with the help of the Greek Melkite Archdiocese of Zahlé, the arrival of foreign aid.

3. Nadine Debiani, a resident of Kaa, is also a volunteer on a local team hoping to work with the global Catholic foundation Aid to the Church in Need, which supports persecuted Christians, on supplying heating oil for village residents to make it through the winter.

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