IRAQ – Basra Christians Slowly Abandon the City

International Christian Concern | Dec. 14, 2018

According to a publication by the Barnabas Fund, an estimated one Christian family a month is fleeing Iraq’s southern city of Basra. It is estimated that only 300 Christians remain in Basra, a 90% drop in the population of Christians there.

Basra has experienced multiple protests this past year as the city suffers from a significant lack of public services and growing unemployment. This situation has generally caused many residents to leave the city. 

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