ACN International sets up new emergency aid plan for Syrian Christians.
Over $830,000 is being allocated for the support of more than 20,000 families in Syria affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
The continuing emergency facing Christians in Syria has been further exacerbated by the crisis, and in response the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International) has put into action a new aid programme for the support of Syrian families now in grave need. The emergency plan will benefit a total of 20,550 families of various denominations – Catholic, Orthodox and Protestants. The emergency measures taken in response to the coronavirus – for example, the closing of shops and schools and the stopping of travel between the different towns – have plunged many into grave crisis and strained the financial capacities of the local churches in Syria to the very limit.
Syria, Homs. Emergency help for needy families with health basket and food support in Homs and supporting to protect themselves against the Coronavirus. Copyright Aid to the Church in Need.