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
November 29, 2016
Through the Lens of Our Photographers 2016
Our team of photographers takes thousands of pictures each year in every corner of the globe. But there's always a story behind the photo. In this collection, we decided to take you behind the lens, and asked our...
November 22, 2016
News We're Reading Now (Week of Nov 21, 2016)
The top news stories and trends our media team is following.
November 16, 2016
7 Things You May Not Know About Human Trafficking, And 3 Ways To Help
What is human trafficking? Learn facts like how it is caused, where it happens, and how you can help stop human trafficking by advocating with CRS.
October 21, 2016
CRS Ready to Help Iraqis Fleeing Mosul Violence
Tens of thousands are expected to flee the city.