Jordan: Catholics and Orthodox together engaged in humanitarian emergencies

2016-08-09 Vatican Radio

Caritas Jordan celebrated the launching of a new project “Preparing to Excel in Emergency Response - PEER” on Monday, in the conference-center of a hotel in Amman.

The 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, expressed  his happiness for this gathering that will help to work together in serving refugees and people in need.

Jocelyn Braddock, Director of assistance programs supported by CRS Lebanon, 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.(Fides)

(from Vatican Radio)