Gower's AM, Rebecca Evans, has raised the plight of the persecuted Christians in the Middle East following a powerful event at the National Assembly for Wales, hosted by the charity Open Doors UK and Ireland, called ‘Hope for the Middle East’.
Rebecca Evans said: "Civil war in Syria and Iraq has unleashed a tidal wave of violent persecution against the highly vulnerable Christian population - and these stories are not often heard. This ancient community is being devastated and displaced. For the sake of everyone in the region, peace needs to be secured."
Rebecca Evans has requested that the Foreign Secretary works alongside the international community, the governments of Syria and Iraq, and all parties of the conflicts to ensure that the current and future legal frameworks in Syria and Iraq fully promote and protect the equal and inalienable rights of all their citizens, irrespective of race, religion or other status.