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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE JERICHO ALLIANCE
In 2006, we were seeking something worthy to be involved in; that made a real difference in lives of people who endured great struggles and had little hope or outside attention from the world at large. A good friend made an introduction to Dave & Karen Eubank, the co-founders of the Free Burma Rangers (FBR). Soon after, we formed our own non-profit, The Jericho Alliance, to provide financial support to their unique, life saving, and very often dangerous work in the ‘conflict zones’ located in the mountains and jungles of Burma.
AN INSPIRING AND DANGEROUS MISSION
Their focus was (and remains today) on the various ethnic groups who have suffered great tragedy and oppression at the hands of the brutal government regime ruling Burma since the end of World War II. Many of these oppressed people, including the Karen, Karenni, Chin, and others were our staunch allies in WWII.
FBR provides them with help, hope and love, in the form of food, shelter, clothing, supplies — and standing with them in their greatest duress — in the conflict and battle zones of Burma. A simple message:
“You are not forgotten!”
THE MISSION CONTINUES, AND GROWS
Even with the nascent new government in Burma, severe problems remain, and attacks against these people continue to occur regularly. We are there to try and help where we can make a difference. Beyond Burma, Dave and Karen’s focus has expanded to include the persecuted and oppressed people in both Sudan and most recently, Kurdistan.
In Sudan, there is well documented tragedy known for many years, but still it continues and tens of thousands of people struggle in literally ‘unlivable’ conditions, no westerner can comprehend. In Kurdistan, hundreds of thousands have been driven from their homes by ISIS in the past several years and struggle to survive extreme oppression in the Sinjar mountain area and other cities.
As has been well reported, ISIS’s brutality and ongoing persecution is a enduring reality in the region. There is only isolated and limited support for these people, who are desperately trying to survive and return to their homes of 10,000 years ago.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
If this matters to you, then we urge you to join us and provide your financial support to these unique and worthy humanitarian efforts.