ASIA/JORDAN - Catholics and Orthodox together engaged in humanitarian emergencies. Caritas Jordan launches PEER project

Tuesday, 9 August 2016 caritas   refugees  


Amman (Agenzia Fides) - The humanitarian emergencies affecting the Middle East, including conflicts and mass emigration due to wartime scenarios, solicit responses shared by Christians of different denominations. Caritas Jordan celebrated the launching of a new project “Preparing to Excel in Emergency Response - PEER” on Monday, August 8 in the conference-center of a hotel in Amman. This project will be implemented by Caritas Jordan Volunteers Centre and in partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and aims to increase synergies and interaction capabilities among Christian groups in Jordan who are engaged in various programs in order to face humanitarian emergencies. Among the ten working groups involved in the project so far there is also the Greek Orthodox Christian youth community and NGOs such as the Orthodox Progress Association. Mr. Wael Suleiman, Director General of Caritas Jordan, gave a speech in which he expressed his happiness for this gathering that will help to work together in serving refugees and people in need. The meeting to launch the project - reports a statement from Caritas Jordan, sent to Agenzia Fides - was also attended by Jocelyn Braddock, Director of assistance programs supported by CRS Lebanon, who in her speech stressed the usefulness and the urgency to involve reality and local institutions in the implementation of projects put in place to respond to humanitarian emergencies that afflict the Middle Eastern region. (GV) (Agenzia Fides 09/08/2016)