Armenia has faced hardships that have amounted to, literally and figuratively, an earthquake. The country has been wracked by persecution and genocide, and endured a historic earthquake in 1988 that left the country devastated and many of its citizens impoverished.
CNEWA has a long history with Armenia and has sought to support these struggling people in whatever way we can. Despair is rampant, particularly in remote rural communities where the elderly live in grinding poverty and even young families have been torn apart, as husbands and fathers leave for work elsewhere, never to return.
Working with the Armenian Catholic Ordinariate, the Armenian Sisters of the Immaculate Conception and Caritas Armenia, CNEWA has sought to give these people a sense of dignity – and has accompanied the most vulnerable, children and the elderly, to offer some comfort and hope.
To learn how you can aid our efforts, call:
1-800-442-6392 (United States) or 1-866-322-4441 (Canada).