Uplifting Those Hurt & Displaced By Fighting in Syria
Tens of thousands of people have fled the carnage in Syria to adjacent countries in the region. These wounded people include countless women and children who have lost their entire families in the fighting. This is a humanitarian disaster of mammoth proportions and getting worse by the day.
“We prayerfully visualize a wave of concern and aid from all possible sources
worldwide coming in to help Syrian refugees across the region. We see this help
and relief rising all over the world and yielding immediate relief to resolve this
critical situation. In gratitude and affirmation, we visualize this rising wave
of help happening now.”
The modern Syrian state was established after the end of centuries of Ottoman control in World War I as a French mandate, and represented the largest Arab state to emerge from the formerly Ottoman-ruled Arab Levant. It gained independence as a parliamentary republic on 24 October 1945 when Syria became a founding member of the United Nations, an act which legally ended the former French Mandate – although French troops did not leave the country until April 1946. The post-independence period was tumultuous, and a large number of military coups and coup attempts shook the country in the period 1949–71. In 1958, Syria entered a brief union with Egypt called the United Arab Republic, which was terminated by the 1961 Syrian coup d’état. The Arab Republic of Syria came into being in late 1961 after December 1 constitutional referendum, and was increasingly unstable until the Ba’athist coup d’état, since which the Ba’ath Party has maintained its power. Syria was under Emergency Law from 1963 to 2011, effectively suspending most constitutional protections for citizens, and its system of government is considered to be non-democratic by American NGO Freedom House Bashar al-Assad has been president since 2000 and was preceded by his father Hafez al-Assad, who was in office from 1970 to 2000.