CRS in Middle East & North Africa
The Middle East is a land holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims, but it is also a violent land that yearns for a just peace. From northern Iraq to the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon to the streets of Gaza, Catholic Relief Services assists people in recovering from life-threatening situations.
Conflicts across the Middle East have forced millions of people to flee to neighboring countries or to refuge within their own countries. Refugees and displaced families from Syria, Iraq and Gaza need shelter, food, water and medical care.
CRS and our Church partners are helping them meet their urgent needs: adequate and safe shelter, clean water, food, hygiene, medicine, education and care for their children. In addition, CRS is trying to provide stability and the opportunity to live in dignity.
CRS has been working in the Middle East for more than 50 years and will continue to focus on emergency response and long-term development work that alleviates suffering and promotes integral human development.
As you explore the countries in which CRS works, we hope you see the tremendous potential behind the programs, stories and especially the people we’re privileged to serve.
Country News and Stories
July 8, 2016
From Catholic Health Association: Thinking Globally - Children Use Arts, Puppetry to Express Themselves
The No Strings Attached program allows for Syrian and Iraqi children to heal from trauma.
July 5, 2016
From Aleteia: The surprising inspiration one American aid worker found in Iraq
An interview with head of programming in Iraq.
July 5, 2016
From WBRC News: Hoover HS Graduate Provides Relief Support in Iraq to People Fleeing ISIS
Fox news local affliate interviewed head of programming in Iraq.
July 1, 2016
From Roast Magazine: The Path to Distinction
The Borderland Coffee project was featured in an article from Roast Magazine.