CNEWA Receives $500,000 Foundation  Grant to Aid Ukrainian Refugees


Catholic Near East Welfare Association has received an emergency grant of $500,000 from the Koch Foundation to support the papal agency’s campaign to assist Ukrainians devastated by Russia’s invasion, now in its sixth week. 

To date, CNEWA has provided more than $1 million in assistance to those displaced within Ukraine and to those seeking refuge in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova. 

Working always through the local churches and in consultation with the papal representatives and episcopal conferences, CNEWA has rushed aid to the Caritas network, local councils of the Knights of Columbus, diocesan receiving centers and institutions of the local churches as they provide millions of homeless Ukrainians—half of them children—with food, medicine, hygienic kits, clothing and shelter.

The Koch Foundation, established by Carl and Paula Koch in 1979, is international in its scope, focusing its support for the global initiatives of the Catholic Church.

An agency of the Holy See, CNEWA is present in the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe.

Donations:; (800) 442-6392. 


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