The Obama Administration announced that the persecution of Christians and other minority groups is systematic genocide.
On Thursday, March 17, 2016, Secretary of State John Kerry determined that terrorist groups and warring militias are committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria.
7.6 million Syrians are displaced within the country, and 3.8 million have sought refuge in other countries. The 4 million people displaced within Iraq, as well as 500,000 Iraqis who have sought refuge in other countries has further compound this humanitarian crisis. The UNHCR’s latest figures show the crisis is getting worse.