The following are selected highlights from among IOCC's projects.
photo by Rasha Kaba/IOCC
SYRIA Witnessing the horrors of war and fleeing the only home they've ever known is robbing Syria's children of their innocence and peace of mind. IOCC with its church partner in Syria, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, is helping traumatized children like these recently displaced from Idlib, through counseling that will equip them with the coping skills they need to deal with the loss and uncertainty in their young lives.
photo by IOCC
USA Seminary students from Holy Cross Theological Seminary, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Christ the Savior Orthodox Seminary, and St. Herman's Theological Seminary came together in Louisina as an IOCC Orthodox Action Team to help rebuild storm-damaged homes for families in New Orleans. IOCC Orthodox Action Teams provide Orthodox faithful in North America with an opportunity to put their faith into action in the service of families recovering from disasters. For more information about joining a home build team this summer, visit iocc.org/actionteam.
photo by IOCC
ETHIOPIA While these South Sudanese refugee children and their families managed to escape the violent civil conflict in their country, they face a new threat to their well-being in Ethiopia. IOCC is working to stem the spread of disease in the overcrowded and unsanitary refugee camps with newly constructed communal latrines for more than 1,000 families from two refugee camps and the host communities. Distributions of soap, water storage cans, and new blankets bring an added measure of comfort to 4,000 families with malnourished children and people living with HIV/AIDS at Tierkidi camp in Ethiopia's Gambela region.
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