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.
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Ahead of the fifth European Union donor conference on Syria, Caritas Internationalis shed light on the situation in Syria and urges the international community to act during the conference “Church and Caritas: 10 years of humanitarian response in Syria”.
The closeness of Caritas with the vulnerable people of Syria has grown stronger and stronger during ten years of war. We look back at just some of the moments of Caritas’s work during ten years of war in Syria.
Elias Hamwi has worked as a Caritas Syria project coordinator in the eastern part of Aleppo for over three years. Here he reflects on the challenges facing Syrians and Caritas staff, who also face the struggles of life in a war-torn country.
Caritas has served almost 400,000 people in Iraq since ISIS started attacking communities in 2014. Caritas Iraq currently helps 5000 families a month with programmes for psychological support, education, livelihoods, COVID-19, health, shelter, peacebuilding and developing the roles of women and youth.
After the 4th August explosions in Beirut’s port area, Caritas Lebanon’s help was crucial to support the population in a country wracked by devastating economic and political crises and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Holy Father reminds us that Lent is the season of hope. It is this hope that we nurture together that helps us believe that “history does not end with our mistakes, our violence and injustice, or the sin that crucifies Love. It means receiving from Jesus’ open heart the Father’s forgiveness”.
Caritas confederation urges decision makers and the United Nations to call for a Security Council meeting to address access to vaccines as a global security problem and to undertake debt remission of the poorest countries