Oriental Orthodoxy in Iraq is the majority of Christianity in Iraq. Many of them are members of the Syriac Orthodox Church. The Syriac Orthodox Church is headed by a patriarch in Damascus. There are Armenians in Iraq, who belong to the Armenian Apostolic Church. A sizable population have fled from Iraq.  In Central and Southern Iraq, Oriental Orthodox women do not dare to appear on the streets without a veil. In Iraqi Kurdistan, the situation for Oriental Orthodox Christians is safer.