Our aid in Syria is not only a response to the dramatic humanitarian situation caused by the war; our help aims to prevent the Christian presence in the Middle East from being wiped out.
As the Syrian crisis enters its seventh year, the scale, severity, and complexity of needs across Syria remain overwhelming, civilians continue to bear the brunt of a conflict marked by unparalleled suffering, destruction and disregard for human life.
People in need of humanitarian assistance
People fled the country (among them more than 50% of the former Christian population)
People are internally displaced by violence
Churches and parish buildings have been damaged or destroyed
Houses of Christian families have been destroyed
Schools have been destroyed
ACN is currently supporting 65 projects related to lodging for Christian families, education of children and young people, food provision and medical support.
ACN is currently supporting 29 projects related to construction and reconstruction of houses, churches and parishes facilities.
ACN is currently supporting 40 projects related to existence help for religious, training of priests and religious, formation of laity, and distribution of Bibles and catechism books, plus the Mass stipends, which are often the only means of material support for the priests.
Aid to the Church in Need is a Pontifical Foundation of the Catholic Church and registered in Malta Reg. No. LPF-212 as a Foundation regulated by the second schedule of the Civil Code Chapter (16) of the Laws of Malta.
“I invite you all, together with ACN, to do everywhere in the world, a work of mercy.”