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Where Hunger Weeps—COVID in the Brazilian Amazon Region

For over 30 years ACN has been supporting dozens of projects in this region, as Frei Paolo recalls. “You have already helped us for many projects, and both we and our people are infinitely grateful to you for this.” And he lists some of the specific ways in which we have helped: “You helped us to buy a boat, so we could minister to the riverside communities, and also a car, so we could tackle the highways to Roraima and Humaitá, and to this day we are still reaping the benefits of these gifts. Our presence here is bringing hope and the Word of Christ to the people.”

Syria: ACN International Calls on Community of States to Facilitate Humanitarian Aid

With ten years of conflict already in Syria ACN President Heine-Geldern sees an urgent need for action, particularly in the area of money transfers for emergency aid. Ten years after the conflict in Syria began, the international Catholic pastoral charity ACN International has called on the United States and the European Union to facilitate the […]

Pakistan – COVID-19: ACN Benefactors Save Families from Starvation

Christians are viewed as second-class citizens in Pakistan. Insulted, discriminated against, oppressed, they are rarely given the opportunity to advance socially. Most Christians have to eke out a living in the most poorly paid jobs, often working as day labourers, in the brickworks, as road sweepers, garbage collectors, rickshaw drivers or domestic staff and generally […]

Beirut: Christians Defy Land-Grabbers

Christians in Beirut have responded with defiance amid reports that groups seeking to profit from last week’s explosion are trying to persuade them to sell up and leave. An estimated 300,000 families were displaced by the August 4th explosion and Monsignor Toufic Bou-Hadir described how people – including the elderly – are choosing to keep […]

Beirut: Charity Offers Emergency Food Packages

LEBANON Witnesses compare explosion to an “atomic bomb.”  Konigstein/Montreal Wednesday, August 5, 2020—An emergency food package of $362,500 is to be rushed out to Beirut by a leading Catholic charity in the wake of the huge explosion yesterday (Tuesday, August 4). The Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) grant will go to support poor […]

Project of the Week – Burkina Faso

Project of the Week – Burkina Faso Info from ACN International Projects Department Posted online May 14 , 2020 Help for the families of forced to flee their homes The diocese of Dori lies in the far north of Burkina Faso, in the Sahel region. Ninety-five percent of this population is Muslim, while Christians make up […]

ACN Project of the Week – Post flooding, Malawi receives help from ACN

Malawi   Mission accomplished! Emergency aid following severe flooding   In March 2019 many areas of southern Malawi– a country located on the border between southern Africa and East Africa— were struck by torrential rainfall which continued for days on end resulting in devastating floods  which affected close to 1 million inhabitants in 16 of […]

Central Africa Tuesday’s attack: The number of deaths increase

Photo: Father Albert Toungoumalé-Baba Central Africa Tuesday’s attack: Number of dead increased The attack on the parish of Our Lady of Fatima in Bangui, the capital of Central Africa, on Tuesday, May 1, reportedly killed more than 20 people, including Father Albert Toungoumalé-Baba. Initially, it was already known that 15 parishioners and Father Albert had been killed. […]