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At Pence’s Urging, US Sends Millions in Aid to Persecuted Christians in Iraq

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WASHINGTON – Keeping a promise, the Trump administration is growing help to Christians and different non secular minorities ravaged by the Islamic State in northern Iraq.

At the urging of Vice President Mike Pence, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to ship tens of millions to the Christian and Yazidi communities in that area.

“In Northern Iraq – once home to large communities of Christians and other minorities, many of whom left their homes or fled the country altogether – USAID is committed to creating the conditions so that these communities can return safely to their ancestral lands,” mentioned USAID Administrator Mark Green in a assertion.

Green plans to journey to Iraq quickly to meet with leaders and provide you with a plan of motion to successfully speed up and distribute support to Christians and others in dire want. 

“We have already channeled tens of millions to the region, but we know the need is far greater and that we must do more to meet the urgent needs of these endangered populations – and we will,” Green mentioned. 

In assist of the Vice President’s directive, the State Department and USAID have redirected $113.5 million in fiscal yr 2017, assets particularly designated to help the persecuted ethnic and spiritual minorities of the Ninewa Plains area a US official tells CBN News.

“The United States has a proud legacy of standing with vulnerable ethnic and religious minorities,” continued Green. “Protecting people’s right to choose their own beliefs and culture has been at the core of our nation’s values since its founding. Indeed, this is a value I will not stop to promote every day around the world as the head of USAID.”

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