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SYRIA CRISIS APPEAL A Tearfund Prayer Resource Reuters/Majed Jaber During 2012 Syria descended into civil war. To date, 3 million people have been driven.

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1 SYRIA CRISIS APPEAL A Tearfund Prayer Resource Reuters/Majed Jaber During 2012 Syria descended into civil war. To date, 3 million people have been driven from their homes. Three-quarters of all refugees are women and children. Tearfund is scaling up its response - supporting growing numbers of people displaced by the conflict.

2 SYRIA CRISIS APPEAL A Tearfund Prayer Resource There has been a dramatic increase in numbers displaced since Christmas. Over three million people urgently need food, shelter and medical care.

3 SYRIA CRISIS APPEAL A Tearfund Prayer Resource One mother of 6 fled a year ago when her house was destroyed by a rocket. She now lives in a tent in the Zaaatri refugee camp, Jordan. When she fled, two of her girls were left in Damascus. ‘We can’t survive like this,’ she says. ‘I have two girls who were left in Damascus and I don’t know anything about them.’

4 REUTERS/Muhammed Hamed SYRIA CRISIS APPEAL A Tearfund Prayer Resource Agencies working in the region are struggling to keep up with the growing need; things are worsening – more support is needed urgently.

5 REUTERS/Muhammed Hamed SYRIA CRISIS APPEAL A Tearfund Prayer Resource Tearfund’s focus is helping people who have been displaced from their homes. We’re working through partner agencies to help people find food and shelter; eventually we hope to help people return home. We expect our response to extend over a number of years and we’ll spread the funds we raise to enable this to happen.

6 REUTERS/Ali Jarekji SYRIA CRISIS APPEAL A Tearfund Prayer Resource In Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq hundreds of thousands of Syrian children are facing a winter of freezing temperatures.

7 Millions have been affected by the crisis. Tearfund and other DEC member agencies are providing aid inside Syria and to families who have fled to neighbouring countries. SYRIA CRISIS APPEAL A Tearfund Prayer Resource

8 SYRIA CRISIS APPEAL A Tearfund Prayer Resource Please join Tearfund in praying for: the safety of those fleeing the country that families will not lose each other as they travel families as they come to terms with the loss of loved ones all those supporting the relief effort in Syria and neighbouring countries wisdom for Tearfund staff and partners as we respond to this worsening crisis peace to come quickly

9 SYRIA CRISIS APPEAL A Tearfund Prayer Resource A prayer for Syria Almighty God Today we remember before you the people of Syria. Our hearts ache for their pain and suffering. Lord we ask for your comfort to be made known. Loving Father We pray for all who are responding in love in Syria and in the surrounding countries. Bless them as they work day and night to help those in need. Lord we ask for your mercy to be made known. Prince of Peace We ask you to raise up peacemakers Grant discernment and wisdom to leaders and others with influence, that a road of peace may be found. Please help us to be faithful in your ministry. Lord we ask for your peace to be made known. Amen.

10 In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him into his ears. (Psalm 18:6)

11 To find out more, and to donate to Tearfund’s Syria Crisis Appeal visit Thank you for being part of a Christian response to the suffering in Syria.


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