Press Releases

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Press Releases

Your source for information on IOCC's disaster response and relief programs, as well as for background on IOCC programs.

IOCC is set to release the newest edition of its prayer journal, an inspirational publication.

Through training with IOCC, Orthodox parishes undertake disaster preparedness planning.

IOCC has renewed its far-reaching Give for Greece program, including a pilot program in vocational training.

IOCC Expand Health Services in Rural Areas

Opportunity, Renewal in Western Balkans as Local Businesses Grow

Orthodox Christian Aid Org Offers Emergency Assistance, Support near Omaha

Staffers Offer Perspectives on Vocation of Service to Others

Vocational Training, Supplies Offer Path for Women to Earn Reliable Income

IOCC awarded grants to help communities recover after Hurricane Michael

IOCC's Gift Catalog Offers Gift-Giving for Humanitarian and Development Work

San Antonio Area Foundation executive accepts archdiocese’s highest honor

IOCC Adds School Supplies, Household Goods to Fire-Recovery Assistance

Emotional & spiritual care and needs assessment evaluations are under way in Winston-Salem, Wilmington.

IOCC Staff, volunteers, and equipment are staging for rapid response.

As flames die down, Orthodox humanitarian agency mobilizes to assess, meet needs in East Africa.

IOCC deploys emergency teams to clear homes of debris in the Baltimore Metro area.

Donors give over $1.2 million to aid families in Greece

IOCC is implementing services for people with disabilities in Azraq refugee camp, Jordan.

Orthodox Christian humanitarian agency offers basics of healthy living to those in need

Gifts show positive impact of support for IOCC's worldwide programming.

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America supports IOCC’s ongoing response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Fr. Thomas Paris to receive award for outstanding service supporting IOCC's humanitarian work.

The Jaharis Family Foundation announces new $1 million challenge gift.

IOCC is closely monitoring the continuing flooding and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Staff members remain in contact with partners to provide support as needed.

International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) today announced the signing of a new agreement with long-time partner the St. Nektarios Education Fund of Loveland, Colorado to expand their joint efforts to provide education and clean water to children in Uganda.

After six years of conflict, IOCC is urging continued support for programs to meet the needs of Syrian children and adolescents who face food insecurity, lack access to education, and bear deep psychological scars.

“We didn’t have much money. We were in desperate need of assistance,” said Musa, a 50-year-old father of four in Jordan who was anxious to find a source of income to support his family after he lost his civil service job.

International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to a swath of destruction from Haiti to North Carolina left in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Food, cleaning supplies and other humanitarian assistance is being offered to families recovering from the deadly storm.

As Hurricane Matthew pummels the Florida coast with 100-mile-per-hour winds and powerful storm surges that threaten families along the Florida, Georgia and Carolinas coastal cities, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is monitoring the rapidly evolving situation and stands ready to respond with humanitarian relief.

More than two dozen high school seniors from eight Orthodox Christian jurisdictions across the US participated in the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) third annual Serv-X-Treme! Youth Leadership Conference in Minneapolis this summer.

Responding to the urgent needs of an estimated 65,000 people who were displaced from their homes by clashes in Syria’s northeastern city of Hasakeh, IOCC is providing families sheltering in schools outside the city with food, hygiene kits and household items.

Two million people in Aleppo, Syria have no access to running water after intensified fighting in the city damaged electrical networks needed to pump water into family homes.

IOCC is on the ground in Louisiana providing support to victims of catastrophic flooding that has engulfed much of southern Louisiana, claimed 13 lives and forced more than 30,000 people from their flooded homes.

Severe summer weather is leaving behind a path of destruction across the US, from flash floods in West Virginia to wind damage from tornadoes and flooding in Minnesota.

As torrential rain pummeled parts of West Virginia and threatened a new round of flooding, IOCC remains on the ground providing emotional and spiritual care and deploying IOCC volunteer clean-up crews to the hard hit towns of Clendenin and Rainelle.

Syria's civil war has created the greatest refugee upheaval since WWII, with 4.8 million Syrian men, women and children fleeing their homeland in search of refuge in other countries across the Middle East and Europe.

IOCC hosted one-day youth basketball and mentoring clinics to provide a fun, sports-focused environment and to reinforce healthy lifestyles and substance abuse prevention.

IOCC is supporting new ways to improve water access for the world's most vulnerable families and communities.

IOCC is working to reduce rising unemployment in Gaza

Volunteers from St. Louis clean out homes damaged by flooding.

IOCC responds to devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to the urgent need for medical assistance in Syria. The number of injured people continues ...

International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to the urgent needs of families in Ethiopia suffering through the most severe drought in 30 years.

IOCC to begin mobilizing volunteers desperately needed for cleanup

IOCC is improving access to clean water for Syrian refugees living in Lebanon.

IOCC has had a humanitarian presence in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza since 1997, to help vulnerable groups-particularly women, children, youth and the elderly – improve their lives in times of conflict and increased isolation.

IOCC is helping more than 1000 Assyrian refugee children continue their school studies in Lebanon.

IOCC is helping Greek families in search of work and opportunities in agriculture-related businesses.

Seminary students join the IOCC Orthodox Action team in rebuilding homes damaged by natural disaster.

IOCC has had a humanitarian presence in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza since 1997, assisting more than 30,000 families.

IOCC's community kitchen in Lebanon provides food and jobs for Syrian refugee families.

IOCC is working to end hunger among Syria's refugee children.