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Syria: The Christian Hope Centre in Damascus

New micro-projects centre in Damascus provides hope to Syria’s embattled Christians The Christian Hope Centre a Syrian organization supported by the Catholic Church—has opened its first ever micro-projects program centre in the Syrian capital of Damascus. The program, which launched officially on July 22, will be the only micro-projects centre in the historic Christian quarter. […]

World Refugee Day: An Overview of ACN Support for Refugees

In 2020, ACN funded more than 25 projects to support refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in different parts of the world, especially those in Africa and the Middle East. Africa Sub-Sahara Africa hosts more than 26% of the world’s refugee population as a result of new conflicts erupting and the ongoing crisis. ACN’s focus […]

10 Years of War in Syria: Taking Stock of ACN’s Assistance Throughout the Conflict

Ten years have passed since the outbreak of war in Syria, which has left thousands dead, millions displaced, cities destroyed and a deep economic and social crisis. In this terrible decade, the Catholic pastoral aid organization Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has launched 979 projects to alleviate the suffering of the population, especially that of the Christian minority, which is threatened with extinction

Syria: “We gather to pray as one family”

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” This was the biblical theme for the Mass of thanksgiving for the intentions of the benefactors of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), which the Syrian Catholic Archbishop of Aleppo, Monsignor Antoine Chahda, celebrated yesterday, Sunday December 20, in the Syrian […]

Syria — “We are living through the worst period in our history.”

The escalation of international conflicts, the Covid-19 pandemic, lack of employment and exorbitant price hikes, the isolation of the Syrian people from the outside world by means of the embargoes and sanctions, and a lack of the most essential for survival—the list of sufferings enumerated by Sister Annie Demerjian, a Syrian religious Sister of the […]

Press Release : ACN’s urgent request for children in Aleppo

A Drop of Milk program An urgent request to support the children of Aleppo   Aid to the Church in Need continues the work done since the start of the war in Syria: to support the Christian families of Aleppo, along with local partners, such as Canadian-Syrian gastroenterologist Nabil Antaki. Our immediate concern is to […]

ACN Interview – calls for reconciliation

Aleppo Father Ziad launches call for reconciliation   Father Ziad Hilal, a Jesuit living in Aleppo the Syrian project representative for Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), has launched a call so that the parties in conflict who are devastating the former economic lung of Syria and calling also to the West, to renounce […]

ACN Press – from Aleppo

 Carmelites of Aleppo Contemplative Sisters at the heart of violence Montreal, Thursday, October 13 –  Aid to the Church in Need received alarming information from the Carmelites in Aleppo, project partners of the international charity.    In a letter dated October 11, the Contemplative Sisters describe an extreme situation, as much in Eastern Aleppo as […]

Feature Story – An Appeal from Aleppo the Carmelites

Syria AN APPEAL FROM ALEPPO – FROM THE CARMELITE NUNS   “The situation is a complicated one, and we are hearing many contradictory stories. The only truth we do know is that the people here are suffering and dying.” The words are those of Sister Anne-Françoise, a French religious of the Enclosed an Apostolic Discalced […]