The Knights of Columbus started to provide relief to persecuted Christians from the Middle East in August 2014. Until recently, many people were ignoring the issue. A CNN story posted on in late February stated that the Christian population in Iraq which was approximately 1.5 million a decade ago has dropped to less than 150,000. As more Christians leave everything behind and flee for their lives the Knights are there providing relief. Click here to find out more and see what you can do to help.