Across the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe, Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) works in places where poverty, war and displacement shatter innocent lives.

An agency of the pope, CNEWA provides funds to ensure the Eastern churches, and the devoted religious sisters who run the clinics, schools and other social services for the common good, have the resources to conduct their vital work. As one of our close partners explains, “we don’t help people because they’re Christian. We help because we are.” 

By doing so, we help them assist and protect families, the elderly and the disabled. We support the vocations of future sisters and priests. We fund pastoral programs that strengthen Christian communities. And we’ve been doing it all since 1926.

CNEWA isn’t a massive global relief organization. But in more than a dozen countries — with support from good people like you — we send kindness to all who need it, regardless of their faith.

“We don’t help people because they’re Christian. We help because we are.”

a Catholic sister

For all of us at CNEWA, they’re the words we live by every day.

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