Lebanon and Syria: People Survive on One Dollar a Day

In early October, Regina Lynch, project manager at Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, talks about her experience in Lebanon and Syria after a ten-day trip to evaluate the situation and assess new aid projects. ACN has provided support to Lebanon and Syria in more than one hundred projects combined, worth 7.5 million dollars […]

Lebanon – One Year After the Beirut Explosion, An Interview

“We were among the dead, and we lived the Resurrection” A Lebanese priest pauses to remember a turning point in his homeland BEIRUT, Lebanon — Exactly 12 months ago, Fr. Marwan Mouawad, 46, was celebrating mass for a small group of 10 people in a poor neighbourhood of Beirut, when he felt the church moving […]

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 […]

Lebanon: “Hope is our daily bread”

An interview with the parish priest of the Maronite Catholic Cathedral in Beirut Lebanon is often held up as a model for the entire Middle East, not least because of the comparative stability of inter-faith relations within the country. Yet the balance has shifted and become increasingly unstable after more and more Christians have left […]

Lebanon: Georgette’s Struggle to Feed Her Three Grandchildren

“I don’t have anyone…” There was a time when Beirut was known as the ‘Paris of the Middle East’, and the memory of those “glamorous” times is all the more painful today, given the profound crisis that Lebanon is currently experiencing. For the financial crisis, with the banks on the brink of bankruptcy, the devastatingly […]

Aid to the Church in Need in Lebanon: More than ever before, we must continue with our efforts!

Press Release – For Immediate Release More than $250,000 is the amount that the benefactors of Aid to the Church in Need Canada (ACN) have been sending to disaster victims in Lebanon since mid-September. And now more than ever, we must continue! Annie Desrosiers, Head of Philanthropy for ACN Canada, has been praising benefactors from […]

Beirut: Nabil’s Miraculous Escape—An Appeal for Help

August 4 should have been the happiest day in the life of Jad, a young Lebanese man. It was the day when his wife, Christelle, gave birth to their first son, Nabil, in St. George’s Hospital, in Beirut. Their happiness lasted just 15 minutes. At 6:07 p.m., 3,030 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded in Hanger […]

Lebanon: “We have to rise again from the ruins,” says Sister Nicolas of Holy Rosary Hospital in Beirut

ACN is helping to rebuild the Sisters’ convent on the ninth floor of the hospital building.   “Oh my God!” – exclaims Sister Nicolas Akiki, the director of the hospital. This is the first time she has been into this part of the hospital since it was devastated by the explosion of August 4, in the […]

Beirut: Rebuilding Greek Melkite Catholic Church of the Saviour, built in 1890

“Our mission is to bring light into the darkness we are living” ACN supports the reconstruction of the Church of the Saviour in Beirut “Our Hiroshima.” This is how one survivor describes the tragic explosion of August 4 in which she lost her house and home. “It was worse than a war, because it happened […]