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
March 10, 2023
Supporting Syrian Refugee Children To Thrive in School
An education program in Jordan addresses faced by children following the trauma of conflict.
November 1, 2022
Thank you for being you!
This year, we lived out the faith God has called us to. Watch this video to see the difference YOU made.
March 31, 2022
West Bank Hospital Becomes Prevention and Control Model
CRS provides training and hands-on interactive instruction on practicing and upholding IPC standards to protect patients, visitors and staff. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Tubas Governmental Hospital, the only...
March 31, 2022
Training Healthcare Staff to Prevent COVID-19
Infection prevention and control processes and structures have been strengthened across the West Bank health system. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare system in the West Bank has recurrently...