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
August 6, 2018
Storm Hacks: Reducing Disaster's Impact
CRS educates the most vulnerable people about disaster risk reduction techniques that reduce the impact of severe storms.
August 1, 2018
U.S. Palestinian Aid Cuts Hit Programs Providing Food And Health For Gaza's Poorest
July 5, 2018
Six Facts About Refugees and Migrants
These common sense facts about refugees are gleaned from our many years of serving migrants and refugees around the world.
June 7, 2018
Gaza families pushed deeper into poverty