Syria (MNN) — As Syria continues to appease the west with rhetoric, a new wrinkle has emerged. While Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad says he intends to hand over chemical weapons to Russian authorities, Assad says it may be difficult to acquire. This controversy could make assisting the homeless even more difficult.
In an interview with Chinese Television, United Nations inspectors may not be able to access all chemical weapons sights because of rebel control. Weapons inspectors hope to have Syria’s entire arsenal no later than November.
Last week Syria joined the world’s chemical weapon watchdog list so their inventory could be counted due to their prior agreement with the U.S. and Russia to disarm their chemical weapons. Word from Veteran weapons inspectors is the process of securing and or destroying the Syrian stockpile could take hundreds of inspectors and thousands of troop members for security purposes. The security of the stockpiles will remain top priority as well as guaranteeing the safety of the inspectors despite the Syrian civil war raging on.
Because of the Syrian civil war though, refugee numbers are astronomical. The U.N. reports there are as many as four-million internally displaced. 2 million are now in neighboring countries.
While many are living in refugee camps in Jordan, Baptist Global Response reports some refugee families are making deals with home-owners to take care of their house in exchange for staying at the home in safety. Others are living where they can in abandoned sheds, garages, makeshift tents, or at a safe shelter.
BGR is doing what they can to address the situation by providing physical needs and spiritual guidance. BGR is delivering food packages, hygiene kits, and basic medicines to Syrian refugees in northern Jordan, while share Jesus at the same time.
BGR is assisting with more than $750,000 in relief assistance as the civil war crisis continues.
How can you help? You can pray for the safety of the chemical weapons inspectors as they are in danger as they move the weapons to safe keeping. You also continue to keep Syria in our prayers as the civil war goes on and pray for peace.
There are also many opportunities to help out our international partners, such as BGR. You can help Syrian refugees by donating to BGR’s Syria Crisis Fund. For more information click on the links provided here.