Urgent Appeals


Syria’s escalating civil war has killed more than 100,000 people. Tragically, the death toll continues to rise. As a result, out of Syria and into neighboring countries more than 2 million refugees have fled. Half are children. We are Catholics Confront Global Poverty, an initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS). In our mission to address the root causes of poverty, we are working in neighboring countries to Surround Syrians with Support by providing assistance with housing, food and other basic necessities, as well as much-needed medical care and emergency relief. But we can’t do it effectively without you. To get involved read on!

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Make those affected by the civil war in Syria a focus of your individual and communal prayer activities.

A Prayer for the People of Syria


Post these handouts to help spread the word of how your voice can save lives.


Post on Facebook and tweet in support of Syrians affected by the civil war and to help spread the word.

A tragic milestone has passed. There are now 2 million Syrian refugees. Half are children. Hurry. #SurroundSyriansWithSupport @CatholicRelief @USCCB
For 2 million Syrian refugees and counting, you can be the peace in the midst of violence. #SurroundSyriansWithSupport @CatholicRelief @USCCB