Inspiring Story 001
Lebanon was rocked by the explosions that tore through the port of Beirut on 4 August 2020
Hundreds were killed, hundreds of thousands left homeless. Lebanon’s fragile economy crumbled.
One year later, the aftershocks are still being felt
Innocent men, women and children are suffering. Lives, livelihoods and homes have been wiped out. There is so much that still needs to be done — rebuilding homes, schools, hospitals, clinics. The work is only made more difficult by the pandemic that continues unabated.
Throughout all this, CNEWA has been there to help
Our office in the city was one of many that was damaged. But we set to work immediately to help the helpless. The Congregation for Eastern Churches charged CNEWA and L’Oeuvre d’Orient, a Paris-based Catholic charity that has long partnered with CNEWA, to coordinate worldwide Catholic aid for Lebanon.
At this challenging time, the people of Lebanon need us. And they need you! Please join us, and share whatever you can to help Lebanon start over.