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Eyewitness - Middle East

Find out more about our work in the Middle East.

IOCC help refugee widower

Boutros and his children, Youssef and Rafah

Widower Boutros fled Syria with his two young children. Now living as refugees in Lebanon, he and his children have received emergency relief from Christian Aid's ACT Alliance sister agency, IOCC.

Aid for single father

Refugees in northern Iraq

Five Syrian refugees in northern Iraq

Madeleine McGivern, programme office at Christian Aid, reflects on her recent trip to northern Iraq where she met refugee communities who have fled Syria.

Struggling to survive

Iraq: supporting communities 10 years on

Maeve Bateman, Middle East policy change officer at Christian Aid, reflects on her recent visit to northern Iraq and our partners' work to help rebuild communities 10 years on from the US-led invasion of the country.

Successful projects

Iraq: ten years after the invasion

Ten years on from the US-led invasion of Iraq, Middle East programme manager Phoebe Aranki-Stoves details the support Christian Aid's partners have provided to vulnerable communities in the country.

Rebuilding lives

Success in Iraq: empowering communities

Anwar Ismail Omar, a 44-year-old farmer and campaigner from Iraq

How Anwar Ismail Omar, a 44-year-old famer from Iraq, has improved the lives of his whole community with support from Christian Aid partner REACH.

Empowering communities

Remembering Palestinian refugees

Palestinian refugees

20 June 2011 marks the United Nations World Refugee Day, and also the launch of a new report by Christian Aid about Palestinian refugees.


New international convention agreed to protect domestic workers

Domestic worker in the Middle East

On 16 June 2011, the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted a new Convention for domestic workers, fulfilling a goal that Christian Aid and our partners have been pressing for.

Campaign success

World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel

World Week for Peace

Organise, pray and campaign for peace in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.

World week for peace

Blessed are the Peacemakers – Parents’ Circle Families’ Forum

Parents circle

Parents’ Circle Families’ Forum is a group of Israelis and Palestinians who have all lost loved ones in the conflict.

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Postcards from Gaza

Postcards from Gaza

We gave children and young teenagers in Gaza disposable cameras to record scenes from their daily lives.

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Palestinians' right to work in Lebanon

Sami Taha from Lebanon serving popcorn

August 2010 - Christian Aid partner Najdeh plays a central role in the Right to Work Campaign in Lebanon; where, despite a change in the law, many Palestinians are still unable to work in their chosen professions.

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Women’s rights – at election time and beyond

REACH blanket distribution

Supporting rights and democracy in Iraq.

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Economic crisis in the Middle East

Zahra al Haj, and her daughter Rama, walking through the alleys of Shatila in Lebanon.

Arab governments should use the economic crisis as an opportunity to tackle poverty, says our new report - written jointly with our partner, the Arab NGO Network for Development.

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