Instability in several Middle Eastern countries has caused humanitarian crises throughout the region:
Needs throughout these countries include food and nonfood items, water facilities, livelihood opportunities, and health and psychosocial support. In addition to the existing crises in these countries, COVID-19 has exacerbated the humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable populations.
Lutheran Disaster Response is supporting ACT Alliance appeals for Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Implementing partners — such as the Lutheran World Federation, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, and the Middle East Council of Churches with its Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees — will provide humanitarian support for people affected by the ongoing conflicts. The responses will develop the resilience of refugees, returnees, internally displaced people, and host communities through the improvement of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, vocational training, cash assistance and education opportunities.
What you can do:
Please pray for people who have been affected by Middle East crises. May God's healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need.
Your gifts designated for “Middle East Crisis” will be used entirely (100%) to provide long-lasting support for those whose lives have been impacted by crises in the Middle East.
To learn more about the situation and the ELCA’s response: