Local group works to aid refugees in Syria

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Reported by: Sharon Phillips
Updated: 8/27/2013 9:59 pm Published: 8/27/2013 6:27 pm

South Tulsa --

The numbers are staggering! 1.2 million Syrian refugees have been forced to flee their home land and take refuge elsewhere. As civil war rages on, one local group is working to bring relief to a war torn nation.

World Compassion is based here in Tulsa and has created a campaign called, I am Syria. It’s an effort to bring relief to the millions of people who are stuck in the middle of atrocious war crimes.

The pain on their faces is clear as children roam the refugee camps. Many of their families are victims of torture, theft, war crimes and mass killings by their own government. The Free Syrian Army and the Regime both work to gain control of a country ravaged by war.

Stuck in the middle are innocent families whose children have no hope. World Compassion is working tirelessly to bring comfort when all hope seems lost.

“We don’t even know what that’s like to experience that type of torture if you will,” says Jason Law, vice president of operations.

His organization has been working with the Syrian people since the beginning of the year, but they made the decision to really ramp up their efforts in June.

“The true victims here are the Syrian people themselves, and many of them are fleeing into the surrounding countries,” says Law.

As Syrian families take refuge in camps, members of World Compassion are on the ground with food, clothing, Bibles and counseling.

“Our goal is to provide monthly distributions to three refugee camps,” he says.

Law tells FOX23 that there are 150,000 refugees now living in the northern area of Iraq. On Saturday, his father, Dr. Terry Law will be leaving to visit those camps.

If you are wondering how you can help out you can log onto www.worldcompassion.tv and learn more.

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