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TV spots for persecuted Christians in the Middle East air during political conventions

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NEW HAVEN--Slotted between the speeches at both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, you may have seen an appeal by the Knights Of Columbus.

The Catholic organization is running TV ads, hoping to capitalize on the opportunity to raise awareness and at the same time money for Christians being persecuted in the Middle East.

ISIS continues to commit genocide on Christians in areas the Islamic State controls.

The Knights Of Columbus estimates in Iraq the Christian population has already dropped 90 percent, while in Syria it has decreased about 70 percent.

One hundred percent of donations will help provide medical care and better housing for Christian refugees.

"They've been living in tents and containers, basically shipping containers, for the better part of two years now," Andrew Walther, VP of communications with the Knights Of Columbus, said.

An earlier campaign raised more than $11 million for persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

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