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Under Siege: Iraq’s Christians
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine July 2007)
With no end to the violence in sight, Christians are fleeing

On the Road to Damascus
story and photographs by Spencer Osberg
(From ONE magazine November 2008)
Syria’s Iraqis strive to rebuild their lives

Out of Place
by Sahar Aloul
(From ONE magazine September 2005)
For Fleeing Iraqis, Jordan has become a limbo

Waiting for the Future
by Sahar Aloul
(From CNEWA WORLD March – April 2003)
Iraq’s Chaldean Catholics seek refuge from conflict in their homeland

A Delayed Homecoming
text by Caroline Faraj
photographs by Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2001)
To displaced Palestinians living in Jordan’s refugee camps, Palestine is still home.

Pontifical Mission at 50: Healing in Jordan
by Michele Chabin
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1999)
Health care programs in Jordan provide quality medical services to refugees, Palestinian, and Iraqi, and impoverished Jordanians.

Between Iraq and a Hard Place
text and photographs by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1997)
Although safely out of their war-weary country, Iraqi refugees in Jordan find that life is still a struggle.

A Loving Embrace
by Diane Handal
(From ONE magazine March 2008)
Exiled from their homeland, Iraqis in Amman are not alone

A Nordic Refuge No More
text by Anna Jonasson with photographs by Magnus Aronson
(From ONE magazine May 2011)
Iraqi refugees in Sweden face an uncertain future

Syria
(From ONE magazine September 2010)
Cradle of the Christian faith

Jordan
(From ONE magazine September 2010)
Kingdom of the Hashemites

Mothering Mercies
by Daoud Kuttab with photographs by Nader Daoud
(From ONE magazine May 2009)
Healing in an impoverished city in Jordan

Alexandria’s Struggling Sudanese
by Liam Stack
(From ONE magazine September 2009)
A small church in an ancient port city sustains refugees

Refugees Helping Refugees
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From CNEWA WORLD May – June 2002)
A mighty handful of Byzantine Catholics brings joy to the lives of refugees in Greece.

CNEWA at 75: A New Vision Is Formed
by Peg Maron
(From CNEWA WORLD September – October 2001)
A succession of gifted leaders bring their insight to the work of CNEWA.

Jordan: A Land of Refuge
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1999)
The lives of Jordan’s refugees and bedouin are bettered by the support of the Pontifical Mission.

Pontifical Mission at 50: A Warm Touch in Dbayeh
by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1999)
The life of a refugee family offers a snapshot of the hardship endured by Palestinian and Lebanese refugees.

Finding a Place for Egypt’s Sudanese
text by Dale McGeehon
photos by Todd Cross
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1995)
With civil war always a memory and daily survival an ongoing challenge, the people of Sudan still prefer to smile.

Recollections of a Dauntless Dame
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1994)
The editor’s interview with Miss Carol Hunnybun, the former administrator of our Jerusalem office.

Armenia After the Earthquake
text by Peg Maron
photos by Sarkis Boghjalian
(From Catholic Near East January 1993)
A trip to post-earthquake Armenia reveals a country still in desperate need.

The Church and the United Nations: Working Together
by Peg Maron
(From Catholic Near East May 1993)
A two-day international roundtable addresses the needs of the world’s refugees.

On Fire for the Cause of Christ
by Brother Austin David Carroll, F.S.C.
photos: CNEWA Archives, Graymoor, NY
(From Catholic Near East November 1993)
A tribute to Msgr. Thomas J. McMahon, National Secretary of CNEWA (1943-1955) and first President of the Pontifical Mission for Palestine.

The Most Sacred Treasure
by His Excellency, Archbishop Renato R. Martino
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1989)
Statement of the Papal Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, regarding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, November 15, 1988.

Witness of Misery, Messenger of Hope
by Monsignor Thomas J. McMahon
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1989)
An eyewitness account of the plight of the first Palestinian refugees written by the Pontifical Mission’s first president.

Serving the People of the Holy Land
by Brother Austin David, F.S.C.
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1988)
CNEWA and the Pontifical Mission for Palestine have been caring for the needs of suffering Palestinians since 1949.

Those Who Do the Never-Ending Work
text and photos by Lucinda Kidd
(From Catholic Near East Fall 1988)
In the past, Christian women of Palestine provided the medical services for the Arab community. Today, the burden is even greater.

Behind the Blockade
text by Fares Akram with photographs by Eman Mohammed
(From ONE March 2012)
Gaza’s Christian institutions help sustain a beleaguered population

Our Sisters in Amman
text and photos by Margaret Kelberer
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1981)
Franciscan Sisters in suburban Amman, Jordan, provide healthcare, moral support and religious training to impoverished women and children.

When Living Means Leaving
by Claudia McDonnell
photos by Rev. Leon V. Kofod
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1980)
The plight of Afghans continues, but their faith is strong.

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Iraqis in Syria
news from ONE Magazine (17 September 2007)
The condition of the 1.5 million Iraqi refugees in Syria remains dire.

Iraq’s Tragedy
news from ONE Magazine (4 August 2008)
“We’re not refugees. We’re here for a while and we’re going back to build our country, ” said Sister Diana, an Iraqi Dominican Sister of St. Catherine of Siena now living in Michigan. “Our country is suffering … our main concern is how to help [it] come to a new birth. ”

Toronto Round Table
news from ONE Magazine (22 May 2008)
CNEWA Canada’s national secretary, Carl Hétu, spoke on the growing Iraqi Christian refugee crisis at a round table in Toronto on 16 April.

Church Leaders Call to End Human Trafficking in Egypt
web news (21 March 2012)
In communion with the organizations seeking to draw attention to the plight of these people and to help them, the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land calls for greater awareness

Maronite Patriarch Calls for Dialogue in Syria
Catholic News Service (6 June 2012)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Warning that Lebanon is going through a critical juncture, Maronite Catholic Patriarch Bechara Rai called for national dialogue to address the security and political situation in the country.

Video: Plight of Syrian Refugees
Catholic News Service (21 August 2012)
Laura Sheahen of Caritas Internationalis talks about her recent visit with Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.

Bishops Described Christmas in Besieged Aleppo
Catholic News Service (28 December 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Because of ongoing fighting in the city, Catholic leaders in Aleppo, Syria, canceled their traditional Christmas visits to local government officials, but the local governor dropped in on a meeting of bishops and priests on 27 December to offer his best wishes, said Bishop Giuseppe Nazzaro.

U.S. Catholics’ Relief Efforts Help Syrians in Turkey
Catholic News Service (4 January 2013)
ISTANBUL (CNS) — The relief efforts of U.S. Catholics are helping Syrian refugees in Turkey face their ordeal in a dignified manner that respects their priorities, said Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz.

More Funds Needed as Syrians Flood Jordan
Catholic News Service (30 January 2013)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — As frightened Syrian refugees flood into Jordan and other nearby countries, U.N. officials at a donor conference in Kuwait appealed to the international community for desperately needed funding for victims of the 22-month crisis.

Syrian Refugees Make Best of Life in Lebanon
Catholic News Service (22 March 2013)
AJALTOUN, Lebanon (CNS) — The scent of cinnamon from freshly prepared bowls of custard filled a communal kitchen at the Syriac Center before the daily meal preparations began.

Jesuit Grapples With Syrian War
Catholic News Service (3 June 2013)
ROME (CNS) — For Jesuit Father Nawras Sammour, the ongoing conflict in Syria is a professional challenge and a personal heartache.

Update on Iraq
Catholic News Service (7 June 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians must help the people of Syria because “where there is suffering, Christ is present,” Pope Francis told representatives of Catholic aid agencies working in Syria and with Syrian refugees in neighboring countries.

Pope, JRS See Face of Christ in Faces of Refugees
Catholic News Service (20 June 2013)
ROME (CNS) — The photos of refugees projected on the facade of Rome’s Gesu Church are reminders of what Pope Francis would call the suffering body of Christ today, said the head of Jesuit Refugee Service.

Syrian Refugees Need Stronger International Support
Catholic News Service (21 June 2013)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Syrian refugees fleeing their homeland’s civil war deserve support from the international community in the form of food, water, shelter and education, said Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas, of Tucson, Ariz., chairman of the board of Catholic Relief Services.

Archbishop in Lebanon Leads Outreach to Syrian Refugees
Catholic News Service (11 October 2013)
LARNACA, Cyprus (CNS) — Melkite Archbishop Issam Darwich of Zahleh and Furzol, Lebanon, knows what it’s like to be a stranger in strange land.

Comboni Nun Works to Help Eritreans Tortured, Raped En Route to Israel
Catholic News Service (13 November 2013)
TEL AVIV, Israel (CNS) — Comboni Sister Azezet Kidane is fluent in Amharic, Tigrit, Arabic and Sudanese dialects, so she was a natural choice when a shelter for African refugees needed help.

Amid Sadness, Refugees Hear Christmas message of Hope
Catholic News Service (24 December 2013)
BEIRUT (CNS) — More than 800 Syrian and Iraqi refugees were bused to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon for a Christmas Mass in an atmosphere of “great sadness.”

For Some Syrian Christian Refugees, Christmas a Sorrowful Time
Catholic News Service (26 December 2013)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Some Syrian Christian refugees taking shelter in neighboring Jordan did not have a happy Christmas, fearful for their uncertain future as the violent conflict in their homeland grinds on past 33 months with no end in sight.

In Istanbul, Syrians Pray for End to War
Catholic News Service (31 December 2013)
ISTANBUL (CNS) — In a Catholic church in Istanbul in late December, Father Lorenzo Piretto led about a hundred people in prayer.

Flow of Syrian Christian Refugees to Jordan Increasing, Caritas Says
Catholic News Service (17 April 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The influx of Syrian Christian refugees into Jordan is on the rise, said the head of Caritas Jordan.

For Syrian, Iraqi Refugees, Catholic Agencies Meet Wide Range of Needs
Catholic News Service (10 May 2014)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Fleeing conflict and violence back home, refugees from Syria and Iraq praised the Catholic humanitarian agencies helping them to cope with their trauma while starting a new life in their adopted safe haven of Jordan.

Pope Francis: Silence Weapons in Syria
web news (2 June 2014)
Vatican City, 31 May 2014 (VIS) — Yesterday afternoon the pope delivered a message to the participants in the meeting with Catholic charitable associations who work in the context of the crisis in Syria, organized by the Pontifical Council Cor Unum.

Christians Among 500,000 Fleeing Mosul After Islamist Forces Seize City
Catholic News Service (12 June 2014)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Church leaders in northern Iraq struggled to find shelter for Christians who were among hundreds of thousands who fled Mosul, the country’s second-largest city, after Islamist forces took over much of the town, a Chaldean Catholic archbishop said.

Refugees in Jordan Never Thought They Would Have to Leave Home
Catholic News Service (20 June 2014)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Desperate to reunite with family in Europe, a young Syrian refugee recently paid thousands of dollars to a human trafficker to help him and his brother travel abroad. Instead, the pair found themselves tricked, half-way on the opposite side of the world — in China.

Catholic aid agencies seek funds to assist minorities in Iraq, Syria
Catholic News Service (28 August 2014)
RYE, N.Y. (CNS) — Catholic organizations in the United States have launched public appeals to fund assistance to Christians and other religious minorities displaced in Iraq and Syria.

Pope Calls For ‘Globalization of Charity’ to Protect Migrants
Catholic News Service (23 September 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called for the “globalization of charity” through an international network to fight human trafficking and ensure the rights of migrants and refugees.

Pope Tells Mideast, African Refugees Wars That Caused Flight Must End
Catholic News Service (30 November 2014)
ISTANBUL (CNS) — Pope Francis met with young refugees from civil wars in Syria and Iraq, a few hours after joining Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople to denounce the plight of Christians there.

In Turkey, Pope Francis Got a Look at Christianity on the Margins
Catholic News Service (1 December 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Ankara and Istanbul were gray and cold, at least compared to Rome, during Pope Francis’ 28-30 November visit to Turkey. And the general reception, outside of the pope’s official meetings, was hardly warmer. There were none of the enthusiastic crowds that usually greet him on his trips, no masses waving signs of welcome along his motorcade route or behind police barriers at the stops.

Syrian Refugee Children Find Normalcy at Good Shepherd Center
Catholic News Service (19 December 2014)
DEIR EL AHMAR, Lebanon (CNS) — It could be the scene of an ordinary school day anywhere. Just a few days before Christmas, the younger students were making decorations and singing carols downstairs, while the older ones were taking their final exams upstairs.

Christians in Middle East Losing Everything Except Christ
Catholic News Service (23 December 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Violence, fear and poverty have stripped Christians in the Middle East of everything except Christ, said a number of church leaders there.

As Christians Flee Some Countries, Lebanese Numbers Swell
Catholic News Service (26 December 2014)
SED EL BOUSHRIEH, Lebanon (CNS) — Aramaic, Syriac and different Arabic dialects from Iraq and eastern Syria can be heard on the narrow hilly streets of Sed El Boushrieh. Strings of Christmas lights adorn neighborhood churches and hang from balconies of apartments, whose residents many never return to their own homes in Iraq and Syria.

In Jordan, Latin Patriarch Encourages Refugees, Agencies
Catholic News Service (16 January 2015)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem encouraged Iraqi and Syrian Christians fleeing conflict in their home countries and praised Catholic agencies supporting them.

U.S. Dominicans Discover Service, Deep Faith in Iraqi Counterparts
Catholic News Service (16 January 2015)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Three U.S. Dominican sisters visiting displaced Christians in Iraqi Kurdistan encountered a witness of service and deep faith.

CNEWA Officials Look at Long-Term Needs of Lebanon’s Refugees
Catholic News Service (26 January 2015)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Officials of a pontifical aid agency said they saw much that needed done in Lebanon — if they could get beyond crisis mode.

Refugees Struggle in Bekaa Valley
Catholic News Service (25 February 2015)
BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon (CNS) — Many Lebanese have spent as much time as possible indoors this winter, protecting themselves from this year’s unusually brutal cold season.

Catholic Aid Group Helps Displaced Syrian Christians
Catholic News Service (2 March 2015)
BEIRUT (CNS) — A pontifical aid organization has begun sending aid to families who fled their homes when Islamic State militants raided a cluster of Assyrian Christian villages on the Khabur River in northeast Syria.

Syrian Refugee Crisis at ‘Tipping Point,’ Say U.S.C.C.B. Officials
Catholic News Service (10 March 2015)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Saying the Syrian refugee crisis has reached a “tipping point,” officials of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops who recently traveled to the Middle East are urging the international community to offer more help.

Syrian Refugees in Jordan Cling to Hope
Catholic News Service (31 March 2015)
ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan (CNS) — Abu Bilal, a slender man in his 40’s, is surrounded by cages of bright yellow canaries merrily twittering.

Salesian Center Offers Haven for Iraqi, Syrian Children in Istanbul
Catholic News Service (9 April 2015)
ISTANBUL (CNS) — Basima Toma teaches English to about 40 children at the Don Bosco youth center.

Lebanese Church Leader, Ambassadors Discuss Terrorism, Presidential Vacancy
Catholic News Service (16 April 2015)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Maronite Catholic Patriarch Bechara Peter met with top ambassadors in Lebanon and called for a “unified international stance” in the face of terrorism.

Increasing Numbers, Needs: Italian Hospital in Jordan Faces Challenges
Catholic News Service (1 May 2015)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — About the only things Italian about the Italian Hospital in Jordan’s capital are the name and a few of the signs.

Jordan Faces Shortfall in Aid to Support 1.4 Million Syrian Refugees
Catholic News Service (6 May 2015)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — International aid continues to fall short of what Jordan needs to host 1.4 million Syrian refugees, Jordanian officials reported, saying the number represents the equivalent of the United States hosting 60 million refugees.

Cardinal Visits Northern Iraq to Convey Pope’s Concern for Displaced
Catholic News Service (7 May 2015)
ERBIL, Iraq (CNS) — The head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Eastern Churches visited Iraq to convey Pope Francis’ blessing and concern for church officials and the displaced living and working in difficult circumstances.

Ukrainians Displaced by Fighting Speak to U.S.C.C.B. Delegation
Catholic News Service (22 June 2015)
KHARKIV, Ukraine (CNS) — Young Artem is about to turn a year old, but all he has known in his short life is upheaval.

Priest Finds Frustrations Build Among Christians in Iraq Camp
Catholic News Service (21 July 2015)
MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — When the Islamic State overran the Iraqi town of Qaraqosh last August, one of the priests there jumped into his car and joined the exodus of Christians on the road east in the hope of reaching the safety of Kurdish-controlled territory.

Patriarch Calls Lives of Middle East Christians ‘Bad’ and ‘Less Bad’
Catholic News Service (22 July 2015)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Christians in the Middle East are facing difficulties ranging from “bad” to “less bad,” said Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem.

Pope Asks Prayers for Refugees After 71 Found Dead in Truck
Catholic News Service (31 August 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis joined Austrian church leaders in praying for the 71 refugees found dead in an abandoned truck near Vienna and he condemned the smuggling of migrants as an offense “against the whole human family.”

Church Agencies Highlight Growing Urgency of Europe’s Refugee Crisis
Catholic News Service (4 September 2015)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — Catholic aid agencies have urged Europeans not to turn against migrants seeking refuge from Syria and other countries, in what media reports describe as the continent’s greatest refugee movement since World War II.

U.S. Church ‘Stands Ready’ to Help Syrian Refugees, Says U.S.C.C.B. President
Catholic News Service (11 September 2015)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Catholic Church “stands ready to help” in efforts to assist refugees fleeing war-torn countries in the Middle East, said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on 10 September.

Amid Refugee Crisis, Church Agencies on the Ground and Offering Homes
Catholic News Service (15 September 2015)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The tens of thousands of would-be Syrian refugees who have flooded European countries this summer have prompted U.S. and international Catholic agencies to respond with both on-the-ground support and longer-term preparations to host them in the United States.

Vatican Welcomes Its First Family of Refugees Following Pope’s Appeal
Catholic News Service (18 September 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Embracing Pope Francis’ request to sponsor a refugee family, the Vatican’s St. Anne parish has welcomed a family of four from Damascus, Syria.

Meeting in Jerusalem, European Bishops Call on Nations to Support Migrants
Catholic News Service (18 September 2015)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Leaders of the European bishops’ conferences expressed solidarity with people of the Middle East, especially those being forced from their homes, and called on European states to act generously, justly, and respectfully toward the influx of migrants and refugees now reaching their shores.

Pope: Silence and Indifference to Migrant Crisis Lead to Complicity
Catholic News Service (1 October 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Indifference to the crises and tragedies today’s migrants and refugees are facing lead to complicity when people remain silent or refuse to act, Pope Francis said.

Aid Workers in Greece Brace for More Migrants, Despite Worsening Weather
Catholic News Service (13 October 2015)
LESBOS, Greece (CNS) — Greece is bracing for thousands more Syrians and other people to land on Lesbos and other key island crossings from Turkey, as those fleeing conflict remain undeterred by the worsening weather and colder autumn temperatures in their desperate search for safety in Europe.

Greece’s Caritas Aids Refugees With Food, Clothing, Human Warmth
Catholic News Service (20 October 2015)
IDOMENI, Greece (CNS) — Weary faces, fussy babies, little boys teasing little girls to the point of tears and repeated uses of the Arabic word, ”inshallah” (God willing) reflect the uncertainty faced by refugees trying to reach northern Europe.

Volunteers Are At Front Lines of Europe’s Response to Refugees
Catholic News Service (21 October 2015)
HEGYESHALOM, Hungary (CNS) — Along the border between Hungary and Austria, Rosala Holzschuh stands in the midnight darkness as thousands of refugees flow past her on their way toward Western Europe. As a cold wind swirls around her, Holzschuh looks for children with no shoes, and when she spots one, she grabs their parent and steers them toward a pile of donated socks and shoes.

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Picture of the Day: "A Window to Our World"
The Lajee Center, in the Aida Refugee Camp in Palestine, provides youth living in the camp with an opportunity for recreation, education and cultural activities.

Picture of the Day: A Sanctuary in Damascus
Despite the violence that once enveloped them, Iraqi refugee children still find time to play. (photo: Spencer Osberg)

Picture of the Day: The Forgotten Ones
An elderly refugee from Azerbaijan languishes in an unsanitary government housing project. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Picture of the Day: Remnants of the Iraq War
An Iraqi mother holds her child near her home in Syria. (photo: Spencer Osberg)

Picture of the Day: Sudanese Find Refuge in Egypt
A Sudanese girl walks with her Egyptian friend, left, at the private school, Yet el Hesshan, in Alexandria, Egypt. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Growing Old in Armenia
An elderly Armenian tends his flock. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

The Crisis of Christians in Syria
ssam Bishara, our regional director for Lebanon, Syria and Egypt, puts the situation in Syria in context.

Picture of the Day: A Special Girl
A photo of Sally, a young Iraqi Christian in Jordan, taken in April 2010. (photo: Gabriel Delmonaco)

Holy Thursday Collection to aid Syrian Refugees
Pope Benedict XVI has decided the collection taken up at his Holy Thursday evening Mass will be used to offer humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees.

Picture of the Day: Support for Syrians on Holy Thursday
Syrian refugees who fled the violence in Syria sit in their temporary home in Mafraq, Jordan. (photo: CNS/Majed Jaber, Reuters)

Picture of the Day: A Refuge in Lebanon
A Syrian family arrives at an army checkpoint in northern Lebanon on 27 March. (photo: CNS/Afif Diab, Reuters)

Picture of the Day: Greetings from Lebanon
Msgr. John E. Kozar, CNEWA president, Archbishop George Bakhouny and Father Guido Gockel, visit with CNEWA staff in the New York headquarters. (photo: Erin Edwards)

Picture of the Day: A Refuge in Turkey
yrian refugees walk outside tents at a refugee camp in the Turkish border town of Boynuegin on 24 March. (photo: CNS/Osman Orsal, Reuters)

Update: Relief Efforts in Syria
Issam Bishara, CNEWA's regional director for Lebanon and Syria, details the effort to aid Syrian families in need.

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Picture of the Day: Syria's Women and Children in Crisis
Young Syrian refugees walk through a camp in Anbar province west of Baghdad, Iraq, 19 August. (photo: CNS/Ali al-Mashhadani, Reuters)

Growing Numbers Flee Syria
The New York Times documents the tragic circumstances of Syrian refugees.

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Picture of the Day: Seeking Refuge
Syrian children who fled the violence in Homs, Syria, sit outside a tent in the hillside town of Arsal, Lebanon. (photo: CNS/Mohamed Azakir, Reuters)

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Helping Syria's Smallest Victims
Vatican Radio today reported on the deepening crisis in Syria, with special attention devoted to the suffering children. Charities are calling for urgent funding - and that includes CNEWA.

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Hope for Refugees
My colleague Antin and I travelled to the city of Toronto last month to attend the 2nd National Catholic Conference on Resettlement.

Life in a Syrian Refugee Camp
"Without Aid, Conditions Would Be Much Worse"

On our first day, we headed up to northern Jordan where we met with Syrian refugees living in camps.

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Who Will Help the Syrians?
Bradley H. Kerr shares an update on the status of the people of Syria and how CNEWA is working to provide assistance.

"Our Concern Is for All the People Caught in the Middle"
Catholic News Agency profiled some of the urgent work CNEWA is doing right now, particularly in the Middle East.

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"The Faithful Are Desperate for a Sign of Hope"
CNEWA President Msgr. John E. Kozar discusses the churches and people of the Middle East, and asks that we all consider sharing a sign of hope.

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Picture of the Day: Starting Over in Jordan
In the Spring issue of ONE, writer-photographer Cory Eldridge profiles Christians who have fled Iraq to try and start over in Jordan.

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Picture of the Day: A Bright Beginning
An Iraqi Dominican sister of St. Catherine of Siena administers a checkup to a pregnant, 18-year-old Palestinian refugee at the Mother of Mercy Clinic in Zerqa, Jordan. (photo: Nader Daoud)

Picture of the Day: “War Is Like Fire”
The Azar family prepares dinner in an empty lot in Al Qaa, Lebanon, where they have sought refuge from the war in Syria. (photo: Tamara Hadi)

Picture of the Day: Little Shepherd
A shepherd tends his flock in Anjar, Lebanon (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Welcome to Canada!
Six members of the Makhoo family -- Iraqi refugees sponsored by Toronto's Cardinal Thomas Collins -- finally arrived in Canada on 23 May.

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Picture of the Day: “We See Jesus Suffering in Beloved Syria”
A boy displaced by fighting in Syria attends a class in the governorate of Idlib, Syria, on 27 May. (photo: CNS/Muzaffar Salman, Reuters)

Picture of the Day: "Along with Bread, They Need Love"
The current issue of ONE features a look at refugees from Syria and Iraq, and ongoing efforts to help them.

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Picture of the Day: Seeking Sanctuary
In this image from 2008, an Iraqi mother holds her child near her new home in Syria. (photo: Spencer Osberg)

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Shedding Light on a "Shadow War" Targeting Christians
Today, the National Catholic Reporter’s John Allen turned a spotlight on a “shadow war” that analysts say is targeting Christians in Syria.

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Picture of the Day: Saving the Children of War
Children gather in a makeshift classroom in the Al Waer neighborhood of Homs. (photo: Ziad Hilal, S.J.)

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The Displaced Christians of Syria
Issam Bishara, CNEWA’s regional director for Lebanon, Syria and Egypt, has compiled a brief report on the state of displaced Syrian Christians — on both sides of the nation’s border.

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Picture of the Day: Praying for Peace
Flooded with Syrian Christian refugees, Al Qaa's Greek Catholic church in Lebanon is often filled to capacity.

Picture of the Day: Fleeing Syria
Mustafa Abu Bekir, 23, is carried by a family member as they enter Turkey from the Turkish Cilvegozu border gate on 9 September. (photo: CNS/Umit Bektas, Reuters)

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The King’s Speech
King Abdullah II, ruler of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, gave an extraordinary speech to the U.N. General Assembly on 24 September 2013.

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Picture of the Day: From Syria to Italy
Migrants are seen on a rescue boat as they arrive with a group that includes Syrian refugees at the port of Pozzallo, Italy, on 17 September. (photo: CNS/Antonio Parrinello, Reuters)

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Picture of the Day: Swept Away
A woman waits to board a boat as she returns to her village on 13 October after Cyclone Phailin hit the village of Sunapur in the eastern Indian state of Orissa. (photo: CNS/Adnan Abidi, Reuters)

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Making Friends in the Bekaa Valley
CNEWA’s president, Msgr. John E. Kozar, and chief communications officer, Michael La Civita, are making a round of pastoral visits in Lebanon this week.

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Picture of the Day: Tender Mercy
The Mother of Mercy Clinic provides a wide range of services to as many as 30,000 patients each year, with a special focus on prenatal and postnatal care. (photo: Steve Sabella)

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In Jordan, Faith, Charity — and Hope
Journalist Nicholas Seeley discusses health care in Jordan, and the experience of writing about this important topic.

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Picture of the Day: Reunion
The Alslivi family enjoys Sunday brunch. (photo: Magnus Aronson)

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Picture of the Day: Faith and Fortitude
Iraqi refugees celebrate the liturgy in Amman. (photo: Nader Daoud)

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An Update on CNEWA’s Work in Syria
Msgr. John E. Kozar, CNEWA's president, introduces a report on matters on the ground in Syria.

Picture of the Day: The Pope’s Plea for Peace in Syria
A Syrian refugee boy carries wood in the Al Yamdiyeh refugee camp near the Syrian-Turkish border in Latakia province on 10 January. (photo: CNS/Khattab Abdulaa, Reuters)

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Picture of the Day: Letters From Armenia
Antranig Chakerian transformed the walls of his house in Anjar, Lebanon, into a canvas for icons, images and poems dedicated to his ancestral homeland: historic Armenia. (photo: Dalia Khamissy)

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Power of Grace
Michael La Civita and Msgr. Kozar visit Lebanon, February-March 2014.

Picture of the Day: In the Shadow of War, a Smile
The Azar family, refugees from Syria, now live in the village of Al Qaa in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. (photo: Tamara Hadi)

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Picture of the Day: Syria's Smallest Refugees
In the spring edition of ONE, Msgr. John E. Kozar writes about his experience visiting a settlement for refugees in Beirut.

Picture of the Day: A Child’s View of War
Alaa, a 7-year-old from Homs, Syria, holds up a drawing depicting events in his hometown. (photo: Tamara Hadi)

A Visit to the Valley:
Life Among Refugees in Lebanon

Journalist Diane Handal reflects on reporting on Syrian refugees in the Bekaa valley.

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Picture of the Day: Shrine and Sanctuary
A parishioner prays at the shrine to Our Lady of Iraq at the Chaldean church in Amman, Jordan. (photo: Cory Eldridge)

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Good Shepherds, Good Sports
ONE contributor Diane Handal shares a message from Sister Micheline Lattouff of the Lebanese Sisters of the Good Shepherd, currently working with a large population of Syrian refugees.

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Please Support Our Brothers and Sisters in Iraq
Support those displaced by the fighting in Iraq!

Picture of the Day: A Touch of Class
A student attends a computer class at the Near East Council of Churches vocational center in Gaza City. (photo: Eman Mohammed)

Picture of the Day: Syria’s Iraqi Children
Iraqi refugee children had found some stability in Syria before civil war erupted. (photo: Spencer Osberg)

Picture of the Day: Taking Flight
A Lebanese army soldier carries a young refugee fleeing the violence in Syria in the Lebanese border town of Arsal, Lebanon, on 6 August. (photo: CNS/Hassan Abdallah)

What is ISIS?
Aleteia has posted a comprehensive primer on the Islamic State, featuring important insight and context from - among others - CNEWA's Elias D. Mallon, S.A., Ph.D.

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Picture of the Day: Clinging to Faith
Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem visits Iraqi Christian refugees in Jordan who recently fled Mosul, Iraq.

Report: CNEWA’s Work in Syria
CNEWA’s regional director for Lebanon, Syria and Egypt, Michel Constantin, has just filed a comprehensive report on Syria that highlights this agency’s activities on behalf of Syrian families displaced within Syria and those now living in Lebanon.

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Picture of the Day: The Children of Iraq
Refugee children gather in a shelter for displaced Iraqis in northern Iraq. (photo: Ra’ed Bahou)

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Picture of the Day: Awaiting a Reunion in Jordan
As of this January 2013 photo, Maysoon Esso and her daughter Rana had been living in their apartment in Amman, Jordan, for about a year. (photo: Cory Eldridge)

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Reach Out to Syria’s Christians
A young girl celebrates the Divine Liturgy in the village of Al Qaa in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, currently home to many Syrian refugees. (photo: Tamara Hadi)

Breaking in Syria:
Aid From CNEWA Reaches Families

A displaced Syrian girl finds temporary shelter at a school in Damascus, Syria, on 23 February. (photo: CNS/Youssef Badawi, EPA)

Year of Sisters:
Bringing Hope to Refugees in Lebanon

Sister Micheline Lattouff and her fellow Good Shepherds help Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

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Journey to Jordan: A Refugee’s Story
Last Saturday morning, I met a man named Agnan Adnidihad.

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Picture of the Day: Learning in Lebanon
Syrian refugee children take a reading class in Dbayeh, Lebanon. (photo: Tamara Abdul Hadi)

Picture of the Day: Accessible Care
Patients wait in the lobby of the CNEWA-supported Mother of Mercy Clinic in Zerqa, Jordan. (photo: Nader Daoud)

Picture of the Day: Sanctuary
A man forced to flee his home due to the violence in eastern Ukraine takes up temporary residence in the Sviatohirsk Monastery. (photo: Ivan Chernichkin)

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Picture of the Day: Always Learning
Iraqi refugee children study English together at a community center run by CNEWA in Amman, Jordan. (photo: CNEWA)

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Picture of the Day: Solidarity With Syria
Nina Moshy, left, and Rosemary Yachouh stand in front of the Ryerson Student Centre in Toronto to spread awareness about the plight of Syrian refugees. (photo: Jean Ko Din/Catholic Register)

Life Among the Refugees in Jordan
Writer Jennifer Tomshack at the Vision Vocation Network traveled recently to Jordan .

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Walking With Migrants and Refugees
This Sunday marks the annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

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90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Imad Abou Jaoude

Imad Abou Jaoude, a young civil engineer, joined CNEWA in our Beirut office in January 2000...

90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Bishop George Calavassy

Greek Catholic Bishop George Calavassy’s requests for aid for his church, taxed by a refugee crisis following World War I, led to the creation of CNEWA...

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Picture of the Day: Greetings from Jordan
Christian Iraqi refugee children play together in the home of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary in Amman, Jordan.

Impressions of Jordan:
Food, Family and Franciscans

Journalist Diane Handal writes about how the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary are Welcoming the Stranger in Jordan.

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Pictures of the Day
Lebanon Day Two: Seeing Hope

Philip Eubanks shares reflections on the current trip to Lebanon.

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Reminder: Relief United
Hosting Fundraiser for CNEWA

If you're in Westchester County, New York Friday, stop by and say hello.

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Picture of the Day: Play Date
Rachelle Beaini, a social worker at the Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Zahle, plays with a 2-year-old during a home visit in Zahleh. (photo: Raed Rafei)

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Picture of the Day: Communion in Lebanon
Syrian refugee families receive Eucharist at the Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Zahleh, a large Christian town in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. (photo: Raed Rafei)

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from CNEWA Connections

Going Polar to Warm Young Hearts
(From CNEWA Connections February 2012)

Goodbye to a Dear Angel
(From CNEWA Connections March 2012)