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

The Syrian army has declared that Aleppo has fully returned to government control, but more than 100,000 people have been displaced and are in urgent need of suitable shelter, warm clothing, heaters and fuel due to the wintry conditions. 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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