The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Peace in the Middle East

Caritas launched the Peace in the Middle East campaign to support development programmes and provide humanitarian aid to those affected by the ongoing humanitarian crises in Syria and Palestine. 

The aim of the Peace in the Middle East campaign is to enable New Zealanders to stand in solidarity and show support for the most vulnerable in the region, while ensuring that Caritas is able to continue working with partner organisations to make a difference.

Since March 2011, Syria has been beset by a brutal civil war which has created one of the largest humanitarian crises of recent times.

We are currently appealing for donations to provide essential supplies and healthcare to people within Syria, particularly in Aleppo.

Solidarity with Syria Appeal

Aleppo is a city ravaged by war, more than 100,000 have been displaced and many killed. Today the city is relatively calm but people are still in great need with essential food and medical supplies very low and many hospitals destroyed. You can make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable by supporting us as we work with our partners inside Syria.


Our Peace in the Middle East Fund supports the humanitarian response in Gaza, where ongoing conflict causes deaths, casualties and destruction of housing and infrastructure.

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