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EGYPT: Helping Sudanese refugees fleeing persecutionCategory: Emergency aid for refugees and disaster victims
Nearly 60,000 Sudanese Christians are living as refugees in neighbouring Egypt, having fled a clampdown on the Church by the Islamist regime in Sudan's capital, Khartoum.
Desperate to support destitute families who travel vast distances to escape persecution, Church leaders in Egypt turned to Aid to the Church in Need for help.
Writing from Cairo, Bishop Adel Zaki sent a message of thanks for basic help including food and medicine for Sudanese people living in refugee camps. Your support also provides basic life-skills training, integration into local society and help finding jobs.
Meanwhile, reports from Khartoum describe churches being demolished, Bibles confiscated and Christians being arrested.
Expecting an influx of Sudanese refugees, Bishop Zaki told us: "The work with the refugees is a sign of solidarity and we consider it a must to help Christians who can only turn to the Church for support. I appeal to you to help our work on behalf of families in great need."