An investigative report on displacement and emigration of Christians in Syria and Iraq estimates that at least 50 percent and up to 80 percent of the Christians have fled the two countries since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011.The number of Christians in Iraq has reduced from “well over 300,000” in 2014 to 200,000-250,000 now, and many of those who remain in the country are currently displaced internally, says the report titled, “Understanding recent movements of

Christians from Syria and Iraq to other countries across the Middle East and Europe.” The report, prepared by Christian groups Open Doors, Served and Middle East Concern, adds that in Syria the Christian population of around 2 million in 2011 has “roughly halved.” “Factors for leaving included the violence of conflict, including the almost complete destruction of some historically Christian towns in the Nineveh plains of northern Iraq, the emigration of others and loss of community, READ MORE