Caritas Lebanon USA

 

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,                                                          I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,                                                        I was a stranger and you invited me in,                                                                              I needed clothes and you clothed me,                                                                             I was sick and you looked after me,                                                                                  I was in prison and you came to visit me.                                                                                       Matthew 25: 35-36

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Caritas Lebanon USA is to help and assist Caritas Lebanon which was founded in 1972 in Sidon (southern Lebanon) during the war, Caritas Lebanon was officially authorised in 1976, to serve the poorest without any discrimination, throughout Lebanon.

At the outset, it provided only humanitarian assistance but was obliged to intervene in various areas and diversified its activities. These include medical, social, educational and protection initiatives, assistance to refugees and migrants, emergency intervention and development.

The organisation provides curative and preventive health care via its primary healthcare centres throughout the country, while its mobile medical units roam the country in all directions, especially in rural areas.

Social work is one of the organisation’s priorities, aimed at promoting the dignity of the most vulnerable people. Several centres and projects have been set up for the protection and promotion of underprivileged children, as well as for children with specific needs. Moreover, various activities and clubs are dedicated to the elderly.

Caritas YOUTH is a movement that brings together volunteers from 14 to 34 years of age and works to spread the principles and values of the Catholic Church’s Social Teaching.

Via its Migrants Department, advocacy actions are carried out in collaboration with the Lebanese authorities, UN agencies, embassies and overseas delegations, so as to ensure that migrants’ rights are respected.

Caritas Lebanon is always ready to intervene in emergency situations. Therefore, since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in March 2011, it has provided sustained assistance to Syrian refugees.

Caritas Lebanon implements development projects in order to contribute to the development of the most vulnerable communities and individuals in rural areas by making them self-sufficient.

Caritas Lebanon works in cooperation with government ministries and authorities and various non-governmental organisations. At international level and beyond the Caritas Confederation network, several partnerships are in place with the European Union, UN agencies, USAID and other organisations.

 

Pray for Lebanon and the Lebanese people. 

Lebanon in Crisis! Please, donate for the urgent need of the Lebanese people at this time.  The Explosion blast on August 4, 2020, killed 200; injured 6,000; and 300,000 lost their homes. 

Bishop A. Elias Zaidan video message about the crisis in Lebanon. 

Message from Bishop Gregory Mansour and Bishop Elias Zaidan about the Victims of the Beirut blast Aug. 4, 2020

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Letter from Bishop Gregory Mansour and Bishop Elias Zaidan on the urgent needs of Lebanon now!

Video message from Bishop Elias Zaidan on the urgent need of the people in Lebanon!

Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of 165 Catholic relief, development and social service organizations operating over 200 countries and territories worlwide. Collectively and individually their claimed mission is to work to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed.                                         Caritas Lebanon USA supports Caritas Lebanon and works through different centers throughout Lebanon, delivering food parcels, hygiene kits and blankets to Lebanese, refugee, and immigrant families. There is also medical assistance through mobile clinics and health centers.