Iraq

Into Salisbury to meet Sarjon who is here from Iraq. He is a community worker in the north of the country, and his work is supported by Christian Aid.

There used to be 1½ million Christians in Iraq, communities whose origins go back to the tome of Christ. only 10% remain. The rest have fled the country. Meanwhile, in his city there are 500000 refugees from Turkey, Iran and Syria.

Sarjon was amazed to hear of the annual door to door collection in Christian Aid Week which raises £12m.

Time pressures today unfortunately. I was going to cycle into Salisbury, but the vicar interviews went on longer than expected. So I caught the train both ways. So that’s 15 miles on the bike and 44 on the train

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