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
There are over a quarter of a million migrant domestic women workers in Lebanon. Caritas Lebanon is one of the few local organisations making efforts to ensure decent working conditions.
Bishop Antoine Audo, the Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo and president of Caritas Syria, addressed a side event at the United Nations in Geneva on the crisis in Syria.
Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle visited a refugee camp in Lebanon in February 2016 as part of the Syria: Peace is Possible Campaign.
Caritas Middle East & North Africa Info