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Syria crisis

Workers unload two containers containing relief kits, blankets, infant kits, health kits and school kits for two MCC partners - Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD), and Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA). All items went to Syrian refugees currently living in Sidon, Lebanon and the surrounding areas. Refugees live within the community in rented apartments, abandoned buildings, unfinished buildings under construction, and with host families. (MCC Photo/Sarah Adams)

More than 6 million people displaced. An estimated 100,000 people killed.

 "Children are the ones who are suffering the most through the Syrian Crisis."
-- Bishop Jean Kawak, Syrian Orthodox Church

 Here's what you can do.

Learn

MCC's work with Syrian partner organizations is built on decades of relationships, beginning in the 1980s. Through those partners, MCC is responding to the basic human needs of Syrians by distributing food, blankets and kits, and supporting peacebuilding and education in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon.

Read Q&A: Bishop Kawak from Damascus

Learn how MCC's crisis response supports children

Pray

Join churches in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan in praying for all people of the Middle East.

Prayers

Give

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Make MCC kits and blankets

Middle East crisis

Learn more

Syria crisis: meeting human needs - January 8, 2014

Learn how MCC's crisis response supports children - August 2, 2013

A voice for peace - July 30, 2013

Helping hands at work in Syria - May 8, 2013

Voices of Syria - April 23, 2013

MCC sets new target for Syria crisis campaign - April 16, 2013

Resources

Powerpoint - Syria crisis: Children caught in violence

Use MCC congregational resources

Partner organizations

In Lebanon: 

  • Permanent Peace Movement 
  • Forum for Development, Culture and Dialogue
  • Development for People and Nature Association Popular Aid for Relief and Development

In Jordan:

  • Caritas Jordan  
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