Stories from the Field: Supporting Displaced Syrians

We recently received an update from Michel Constantin, our regional director in Beirut, with some heartening news about work CNEWA is supporting to help displaced Syrians.

He writes of one project in particular:

Supporting the people of Syria, CNEWA/Pontifical Mission maintained its programs aiding the most vulnerable. In coordination with the church affiliated groups and institutions working on the ground, support reached to children through the provision of milk, diapers and clothes.

Within the work of the Sisters of the Besancon Congregation, assistance continued to be provided to the neediest through the various educational, catechetical and emergency programs.

In Syria, the sisters work through two catechetical centers they run in Doueláa and Houran, as well as 7 other centers in Damascus and surrounding regions. As they live and work with the people, the sisters assess the people’s needs — everything from milk and clothing to food packages, educational support, etc.

And that’s just the beginning. Work such as this continues to uplift the poor and marginalized from Syria. Mr. Constantin described providing clothing and milk to displaced Syrian children through the Sacred Heart Sisters; he wrote of how the Marist Brothers in Aleppo have helped bring clothing to some 375 children through a CNEWA grant; and he reported on how the Good Shepherd Sisters, thanks to CNEWA’s support, have given nearly 300 children warm winter clothes.

All this and more is thanks to the generous support of our donors. Thank you for making it all possible!

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