Middle East (Mission Network News) — The conflicts in Middle Eastern countries like Syria and Iraq are cutting their way through communities and families. The physical, large-scale damage is easily visible and horrifying to witness.
But even deeper is the trauma that carves its way through the hearts and minds of those who survive.
Ray and Denice serve as field officers and developers with Voice of the Martyrs, Canada in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Nigeria. Part of their ministry with refugees in the Middle East involves trauma intervention and care.
“The Yazidi people, they were from the western part of the northern Iraq region,” Ray explains. “Many from that people group had been terrorized by ISIS. One of the leaders we recently spoke to said one girl per day from that people group is committing suicide.”