Syria Appeal

More and more people in Syria are struggling to survive. This is the main finding of an Aid to the Church in Need journey deep into a country where we met family after family desperate for food, warmth, clean clothes, shelter and medicine.

In places racked by shellfire, bombblast and worsening poverty, we saw your charity in action with aid being distributed to young and old alike.

We met Sister Annie Demerjian, who spoke of her work leading a team providing aid in Aleppo, the epicentre of the conflict. She told us: “It is painful to see people without food and water. In them, Jesus is hungry and thirsty. What gives me joy is when I can help them and see the relief and happiness on their faces.” The need is especially acute for Christians who have fled persecution at the hands of extremists bent on destroying the Church whose roots date back to St Paul and the first flowering of our Faith.