As if the people of Iraq didn’t have enough to cope with, now they have been hit by the deadliest earthquake this year. The quake, which measured 7.3 on The Richter Scale, occurred on the border between Iraq and Iran. Over 400 people are thought to have perished, with an estimated 7,000 injured.
Eyewitnesses compared the quake to a “huge bomb”. There have also been reports of women and babies being pulled from the rubble. In Iraq, the Kurdish region has been worst hit. Our relief operation is based there, as are some of our staff and volunteers.
We ask our supporters for the following prayers:
- Pray for the victims of the earthquake, the injured and their families.
- Pray the emergency services are able to rescue those still trapped beneath the rubble.
- Pray for a cessation of violence while those affected are given vital assistance.
- Pray our team on the ground can continue delivering emergency aid to the most needy.
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