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 20, 2015
Comprehensive HIV Treatment
For 25 years, CRS has addressed all aspects of HIV treatment.
November 18, 2015
Syrian Refugees: Meet the People Everyone's Talking About
We've gotten to know hundreds of thousands of refugees. Here are some of their stories.
November 17, 2015
5 Reasons Not to Punish Syrian Refugees for the Paris Attacks
Why we shouldn't turn refugees away in their greatest time of need.
November 16, 2015
Knights of Columbus Sponsors CRS to Help Educate Middle Eastern Refugees
The donation will support CRS' education programs for Syrian and Iraqi refugee children.