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The CNEWA Connection — Relief Work with Syrians

CNEWA has been offering practical assistance and support for Syrian refugees since the civil war began in 2011.

Programs supported by CNEWA have given priority to vulnerable families who have not settled in refugee camps or registered with United Nations or Red Crescent and, thus are not receiving aid. Most of these displaced persons are Christian.

During the past 14 months alone, with the support of various international partners, CNEWA has been able to reach more than 11,152 displaced Syrian families &mash; among them thousands of children — through the infrastructure of the local church.

The generosity of CNEWA’s donors has been a lifeline to thousands:

  • 4,800 displaced families in the area of western Homs and Wadi al Nasara (“Valley of Christians”) have received food and other essentials — hygiene products, winter kits, etc. — in addition to school supplies for around 1,480 displaced students
  • 350 displaced families in Al Hassake were provided food packages
  • 1,000 families isolated in the war zones have been fed
  • 1,850 displaced families in Damascus were sent shipments of food, milk and other supplies
  • In Aleppo, some 1,452 families received packages of food
  • In Lebanon, around 1,700 displaced families received food and daily necessities
  • In Jordan, some 400 refugee families have received basic household supplies, and children participated in a summer camp and received emergency health care

To learn more on how you can provide urgently needed emergency aid to this troubled corner of the world, call 1.800.442.6392 (United States) or 1.866.322.4441 (Canada).

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