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.
For more than 50 years, CRS' humanitarian work in the Middle East has focused 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
May 2, 2017
5 Reasons We Need Foreign Aid
Foreign aid saves lives. Poverty-focused international assistance is only 1% of our nation’s budget, yet it does a world of good. Here are 5 programs foreign aid from the United States supports.
April 28, 2017
CRS Applauds Pope Francis’ Message of Peace and Solidarity During Visit to Egypt
Pope Francis travels in Egypt as a messenger of peace.
April 27, 2017
A Celebration of Motherhood Around the World
Motherhood around the world. Every day, we at Catholic Relief Services work with millions of mothers. These women are all connected by one major theme: love. We hope you see yourself or a loved one in each of these...
March 30, 2017
Catholic Relief Services Alarmed over Roll Back of U.S. Climate Change Commitments
CRS sees suffering of those affected by climate change.