Middle East & North Africa
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Caritas in Middle East & North Africa (MONA)
Members of Caritas in the Middle East and North Africa work primarily on emergency response, migration, education, development, women empowerment, youth and volunteering, human trafficking and peace building. Their humanitarian assistance programmes have grown following the turmoil of the Arab Spring and increased conflict in the region. Cooperation and inter-faith dialogue are priorities as is response to the threat of HIV/AIDS.
Other focuses for Caritas MONA include improving bilateral partnerships, investing in programmes for young people and creating more coherence around the issue of migration.
Caritas Updates from MONA
Caritas Syria president Msgr. Audo says fears are growing for people in Hassakeh as fighting spreads, causing families to flee and the Caritas office to close.
Women and children refugees recently arrived from Syria to Turkey are living in extremely difficult conditions. Caritas is able to some aid but more is needed.
Caritas tries to create a space where a child can express their feelings emotionally. These are pictures of what the children feared the most.
Caritas Middle East & North Africa Info