Relief Agencies Prepare for Refugees

Apr 01, 2003 02:13 PM EST

As "Operation Iraqi Freedom" continues, so does the count of refugees leaving the war-torn nation. Clive Claver with World Relief ministries says they are preparing for the expected influx. "You'll get very little movement until people feel that their lives are under threat. And, then you'll get an avalanche, so if you're not ready then you're going to get swamped. We would anticipate that at some point, as the conflict intensifies, but more and more people will be coming across the border." Calver says having Jordanian Christians involved is key to seeing lives changed. "People have been indoctrinated into what Christians are, and it's earth shattering for them when they see that Christians actually are people of compassion. When they see the self sacrificing character of Christians it makes a huge difference."

By Pauline J.