Syria Crisis – CAFOD Pledges £50,000 to relief effort

Since protests against the government of Bashar al-Assad erupted across Syria in early 2011, thousands of people have been killed and many more forced to flee their homes to escape the conflict.

A person holds the remains of mortar shells outside a damaged house in Homs, Syria.

In response to this crisis, CAFOD has pledged £50,000 to help overseas partners working to provide emergency relief in the form of food parcels, blankets, clothes and medical aid to the region’s refugees.

“Thousands of refugees are flooding in,” says Najla Chahda of the Caritas Lebanon Migrant Centre. “All of them are anxious about their unstable situation. Hope is keeping them alive.”

CAFOD and its partners will continue working to try and help those affected by conflict around the world. You can read more about the relief efforts in Syria and its neighbouring countries here.

Please keep all those affected by fighting in Syria and throughout the Middle East in your thoughts and prayers. To help you with this, CAFOD has prepared a prayer for peace in the Middle East which you can download here.

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