Syria – Offering a lifeline

The people of Syria have been living through unimaginable pain and suffering for the past seven years, as the conflict has caused terrible devastation.

“They have nobody in the world but each other and you.” Sister Annie clasps the hands of Lucine and smiles at the 85-year-old’s volunteer helper, Fadi. Thanks to you, the friends of ACN, Lucine is receiving medicine, clothes, fuel and electricity. Pope Francis has described the situation in Syria as “the biggest humanitarian catastrophe after World War II”.

This phrase echoed in my mind as I travelled in Syria, meeting recipients of ACN aid. This report celebrates how – with your help – 143 ACN projects were completed in Syria over the past 12 months.

So much more needs to be done. With your continued prayer and compassion, we can ensure that those in greatest need of emergency aid and pastoral help are never forgotten. As one mother told me: “Words don’t come close to expressing our gratitude for what you have done for us.”