Christians in Iraq Are Hopeful, But Their Plight Continues

Vice President Mike Pence announced two weeks ago that the United States would intensify efforts to deliver aid to Iraqi Christians. Last October, Pence told a conference hosted by the nonprofit In Defense of Christians that America “will work hand in hand with faith-based groups and private organizations to help those who are persecuted for their faith.”

Pence Demands USAID Break Through Bureaucratic Gridlock to Help Iraqi Christians, Yazidis

A group of Yazidis from Iraq carrying their arrive at a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border

Incensed over bureaucratic attempts to thwart a direct White House executive order, Vice President Mike Pence is dispatching U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green to Iraq to ensure that U.S. taxpayer dollars are going to help save Christian and Yazidi communities decimated by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.