Refugee families receive the Eucharist at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Deliverance. (photo: Raed Rafei)
CNEWA traces its earliest origins to Bishop George Calavassy’s efforts to support displaced Armenians, Greeks and Assyro-Chaldeans in the early 20th century. Since then, CNEWA has given special attention to the needs of those displaced by war, famine or civil unrest.
Today, this work includes working for, through and with the local churches in Lebanon to help refugee families find food, shelter, health care and hope.
Through the generosity of our donors, CNEWA has helped thousands who have fled to Lebanon from Iraq and Syria — providing medical care, food, diapers, heating fuel and other essentials. Countless families have received assistance and support to try and rebuild their lives.
It may take years before the situation stabilizes. “Poverty is escalating,” CNEWA’s regional director in Beirut, Michel Constantin, said not long ago. “And the needs are growing.”
CNEWA will continue to strive to meet those needs and accompany those who are fleeing terror, injustice and social upheaval.
To learn how you can help make that possible, call:
1-800-442-6392 (United States) or 1-866-322-4441 (Canada).