MCC staff were reaching out to MCC partners in Gaza to see if they were safe in the wake of days of bombing and military strikes by the Israeli military following a series of coordinated attacks on Israelis by Hamas on Oct. 7.
Mennonite Central Committee is responding to recent events in Palestine and Israel with a call to prayer, emergency food and other relief and advocacy for a just peace.
As the tragic toll of the Feb. 6 earthquakes continues to unfold in Syria, Mennonite Central Committee is working with long-term partners in Aleppo and surrounding areas to meet urgent needs.
Western Christian denominations, she said, have been largely silent beyond calls for both sides to be peaceful.
Refugees and other displaced people living in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria already were struggling to subsist before COVID-19 became a health and economic threat.