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
Following COP22, Caritas urges more action and clarification on key issues over the next two years to ensure the Paris Agreement really delivers for the poor.
Pope Francis asked Caritas to have a prophetic courage "in rejecting everything that demeans human beings and to be “peacemakers and reconcilers between peoples, communities and believers.”
On the occasion of Universal Children's Day, Caritas appeals for all possible measure to guarantee the protection and safety of child migrants.
Caritas Middle East & North Africa Info