Twitchy has helped spread the word about the “ongoing ethnic cleansing of Christians” in Syria, echoing the horrific attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt. Filmmaker and Breitbart writer Lee Stranahan is trying to put together an independent project to bring the stories of some of these displaced Christians to Western audiences. He’s put together a brief video that gives an overview of the project, which includes a trip to the Middle East (under a travel advisory) to interview survivors firsthand.

More on the project and how to donate here:

More background on the plight of Christians in Egypt and Syria can be found here:

Christian churches, homes are reportedly under attack by Morsi supporters

Cairo court sentences 7 Christians to death for role in anti-Islam video; Update: 8 sentenced to death

Egyptian President Morsi promises to protect ‘citizens’ and Coptic cathedral

Whitewash: Media describe Islamist attacks on Coptic Christians as ‘clashes’

Coptic Christians protest at White House [photos]

‘Literal pogrom’: Churches set ablaze, vandalized by Morsi supporters in Egypt [photos]

Horrifying: Egyptian police stand by as thugs attack Coptic Christians

Christians pray for their ‘extremist brothers’ in scorched Egyptian church [photo]

‘Animals’: More attacks on Christians and churches in Egypt [pics]

Glenn Beck to Obama, McCain, Soros: The blood of Egypt’s Christians ‘is on your hands’

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.