Posts Tagged “Lebanon”

“When people of good join together, you can offer hope”

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“When people of good join together, you can offer hope”

The first arrivals under the French humanitarian corridors project landed at Charles de Gaulle airport on 5 July. 500 refugees will be welcomed to Paris over the next 18 months in the ecumenical scheme which has the agreement of the French government and is backed by Protestant and Catholic organisations: Fédération Protestante de France (FPF)…

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Churches in Syria and Lebanon supporting refugees

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Churches in Syria and Lebanon supporting refugees

Rev Fadi Elia Dagher is the moderator of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon and is in Belfast to attend the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. “In the past five years, churches have been destroyed, congregations relocated, elderly and children dead and suffering; youth injured, immigrated, lost their jobs, couldn’t…

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Humanitarian Corridors – safe and legal access to Europe

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Humanitarian Corridors – safe and legal access to Europe

CTBI’s Christine Elliott recently returned from a fact-finding visit to projects in Rome. Over the coming week’s she’ll be blogging about her encounters. Giulia Gori promotes the work of Humanitarian Corridors. This magnificent collaboration between the Italian Government departments of foreign and internal affairs and the Christian groups Mediterranean Hope, Community of Sant’Egidio and Tavola…

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Humanitarian Corridor opens from Lebanon to France, building on Italian pilot

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Humanitarian Corridor opens from Lebanon to France, building on Italian pilot

An agreement has now been signed to open a humanitarian corridor from Lebanon to France. Last month, an Italian humanitarian corridor pilot project which has brought approximately 700 Syrian refugees safely and legally from Lebanon to Italy celebrated its first anniversary. Pastor Luca Maria Negro is President of the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy…

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“Every refugee I speak to asks us to pray for peace” – Nigel Harris (TearFund)

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“Every refugee I speak to asks us to pray for peace” – Nigel Harris (TearFund)

“Here in Lebanon, the population was four million in 2011 before the war in Syria. Now it’s more than five and a half million, swollen by desperate refugees. That’s the equivalent of the UK taking in 20 million refugees.” Those are the words of TearFund’s chief executive Nigel Harris who recently visited Lebanon and saw…

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Caritas Internationalis

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Caritas Internationalis

Caritas Internationalis is confederation of over 160 members who work at the grassroots in almost every country of the world. It describes itself as “the helping hand” of the church, inspired by Catholic faith and reaching out to the poor, vulnerable and excluded, regardless of race or religion, to build a world based on justice…

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Christian Aid

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Christian Aid

Christian Aid’s Syria Crisis Appeal has raised over £3 million since it was launched. The relief and development agency is working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Iraq, providing support to some of the most vulnerable refugees including women who have experienced gender-based violence, and those with disabilities. Christian Aid is a member of the…

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Lost Family Portraits

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Lost Family Portraits

Lost Family Portraits is a collaboration between Catholic development agency CAFOD, creative agency M&C Saatchi and photographer Dario Mitidieri. Captured in the Lebanese Bekaa Valley refugee camp, the photographs of families reflect their ‘lost’ loved ones, symbolised by empty chairs and unfilled arms. In this example, 44 year old Khawle explains that she travelled from…

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A Place At The Table

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A Place At The Table

The Church of Scotland are partners with National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon (NESSL). Many Syrian Christians have been displaced from their homes and some have travelled to Lebanon, sometimes staying with relatives or faith communities. The Church of Scotland are fund raising for their partners through A Place At The Table. The current…

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Bear hugs sent to refugee children – Project Paddington

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Bear hugs sent to refugee children – Project Paddington

Project Paddington was developed by a group of Sheffield mums as a way for children to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis amongst refugees and displaced people. 25,000 teddy bears were sent to refugee children in Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan along with notes of welcome and support. Children sponsored  teddy bears and the money raised was…

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