After the war began, the faithful are praying for peace at a Holy Mass in the Holy Family Church

West bank and Jerusalem: Help provide livelihood aid for Christian families

On the other hand, of the 37,000 Christians who live in the West Bank, the majority work in the religious tourism sector. This has been completely paralysed due to the war. Five thousand (5,000) persons have lost their jobs. With your help, 250 very poor families will be able to survive. They need help with food, medicines, medical care and help to pay rent and water and electricity costs. In East Jerusalem, where 10,000 Christians live, there has been a total loss of income for Christian families who live mainly from the presence of pilgrims. George Akroush, ACN Projects partner, tells us about the needs that Christians are experiencing in the Holy Land. In these times of conflict and scarcity, your kind help is essential to support this small Christian community. “Those who suffer from chronic diseases are in a terrible situation, but food, paying rent, water and electricity are also a problem. Many were already poor, they had almost nothing, now they are in absolute misery,” he says. About 200 people, who fled from the border to Gaza, are also seeking temporary shelter in Jerusalem. The church is doing everything possible to accommodate them in convents and Christian boarding houses. The Patriarchate has asked ACN for help to support 150 families with food and housing aid. The Christians of the Holy Land need your urgent help to survive.


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