In Northeast Africa, the nations of Egypt, Eritrea and Ethiopia face formidable challenges — economic, environmental, political and social.

Poverty, fear of the coronavirus, drought and other forms of climatic change are taking serious tolls on Northeast Africa’s most vulnerable. Ethnic strife and religious intolerance threaten to unravel the delicate fabric of functioning societies. Hunger is a daily fact of life for many. And yet, it is an area anxious for miracles, hungry for hope.

CNEWA’s primary partners in the region, the Coptic, Eritrean and Ethiopian Catholic churches respectively, share in the Christian heritage that has been present there since the first century. While small communities of faith, each church plays a disproportionate role in helping to heal, teach and lift those most in need. From its beginnings, CNEWA has been there to accompany these churches, walking with them as they live the Gospel.

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