Help the Christians of El-Kaa, Lebanon!
We at Ordo Militaris Catholicus have just learned of the very dire needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ, in this very Catholic Region of Lebanon: it is mostly Greek Catholic of the Melkite Rite, but lately it has become the home to another 1,500 Christian Refugees from Syria..
El-Kaa is located in that part of Lebanon which is surrounded by Blue (Hezbollah) on All sides and faces the Syrian Border. Grey indicates the region adjacent which was recently liberated from ISIS (DAESH).
“While the Christians of El-Kaa say they’ve always gotten along well with their Shi’ite neighbors and they don’t see Hezbollah as a threat, they also know that if an anti-Christian threat were to arise, they’re basically on their own.
Further, given the border location, they’re in the eye of the storm whenever tensions erupt; the bloody Lebanese civil war started in the area, and when Syrian troops poured across the border to occupy a swath of the country, they rolled through El-Kaa.
Christians here also live with the knowledge that ISIS has been active in this border zone, and could return at any time. In the summer of 2016, an ISIS bombing ripped through the village, leaving four people dead.”
“Finally, the village has felt in keen fashion the effects of Lebanon’s overall economic slump, with a large share of its youth either already gone to Beirut or abroad in search of jobs they can’t find at home. It’s a special source of Christian resentment that they’re forced to watch the economies of their Shi’ite neighbors in nearby towns propped up by foreign assistance, usually Iran, and Sunnis elsewhere also getting large infusions of foreign capital, usually from Saudi Arabia, while the Christians are mostly on their own.”
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Note: Our fund raising goal could easily go into the millions, considering how many Christians will need help to survive the Winter, in a region without any outside help. BUT FOR THE PRESENT, we will limit this appeal to just some of the expenses for us to help them and set up a base of operations to provide the security they need to protect them from Islamic Militias:
√ $5000 USD to provide immediate humanitarian aid, which will be distributed as needed by local Catholic authorities.
+ This appeal concluded Nov. 18, 2017 A.D. having reached $5502! a full $502 over the top! +
NMay God Bless you and Reward you for this great help you to our Catholic Brethren!
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