Syria: Orthodox cathedral opens doors for Muslim and Christian refugees in Aleppo

An emergency relief centre was opened by the Saint Elias Orthodox Cathedral in Aleppo, Thursday, with the aim of providing shelter and humanitarian aid to Christian and Muslim refugees from the surroundings of war-torn Aleppo, in the face of the intensifying battles.
An estimated 4,000 families are currently being taken care of by the Aleppo Orthodox Church, with half of them reportedly being Muslim.
Around two million people remain in Syria's second largest city of Aleppo. Fighting has escalated in recent days between opposition groups and government forces, leading to a worsening humanitarian situation in the beleaguered city.