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South Africa: A Fragile Anchor for Refugees

Aid to the Church in Need provides a future and hope to refugees through pastoral care for children; a means to rise out of poverty and violence Life as a refugee is not easy. Leaving everything behind and beginning a new life in a different country with different laws, education, languages and cultural expectations requires […]

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 […]

ACN News – Mozambique: Unfolding Violence Goes Unseen by the World

Unfolding Violence Goes Unseen by the World  “The international community is nowhere to be seen in regard to the problem” in Cabo Delgado, says European deputy Paulo Rangel ACN News, 23.07.2020 by Paulo Aido for ACN International Adapted by Amanda Briget Griffin, ACN Canada “The world does not see, or does not wish to see, […]

ACN Project of the Week – Helping those in need in Lebanon

ACN Project of the Week – Lebanon    Helping the poor seeking refuge in Zahleh By ACN International Projects Department, adapted by ACN Canada Published on the web March 4th, 2020   St John the Merciful was a 6th-7th century saint, noted for his generosity to the poor and suffering. Wherever he saw a need, […]

ACN News – “2019 was a year of martyrs”

ACN International Initial assessment of the last year: “2019 was a year of martyrs” by Maria Lozano & Jürgen Liminski, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin for ACN Canada Published on the web, January 10, 2019 Thomas Heine-Geldern, president of the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), gives an initial assessment […]

ACN Interview: Uganda and the Hope for refugees from South Sudan

  ACN Interview Uganda and the Hope for refugees from South Sudan Christine du Coudray, the person responsible for the Africa Department at the Pontifical Charity, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), returned from a journey to Uganda a few weeks ago. While there she visited the Bidibidi and Imvepi camps located in the north-west […]

Syria – young volunteers coordinate aid for 2000 displaced families

Syria Young volunteers coordinate aid for 2000 diplaced families Several of the volunteers are themselves displaced persons, but do not hesitate to help others: “What motivates us is Jesus” ACN (Josué Villalón, Marmarita). Eleven young people make up the team of volunteers of the parish centre of St. Peter, the Greek Catholic Church in Marmarita, […]

ACN Project of the Week – Ethiopia

  Ethiopia Bicycles for 30 catechists in Gambella   The apostolic vicariate of Gambella lies in the extreme west of Ethiopia, on the frontier with South Sudan. It is a remote and underdeveloped region where there is widespread poverty.   Therefore, there are recurrent and intermittent inter-tribal conflicts mainly between the more settled, farming tribes […]

Press Release – Hope in Erbil

Christmas Celebration in Erbil – Community of Father Luis Montes IVE Iraq After the liberation of villages in the Nineveh Plains Christmas celebrations filled with hope in Erbil “There is still a long way to go before the refugees can return to their homes. The region is riddled with bombs,” Father Luis Montes reports. In […]

ACN Interview – Aleppo: the dark city

ACN Interview Aleppo: the dark city Father Ziad Hilal, a Jesuit priest who has been helping the victims of the war in Syria for a very long time now, once in Homs and now in Aleppo, recently spoke with Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need.   What was the situation like in Aleppo? […]