How we work
We work alongside local faith communities, empowering them to be on the frontline
while supporting them with most of the administrative and technical work,
so they don't become overwhelmed and can stay true to their core identity.
We invest in them to help them respond to the needs of the most vulnerable around them with high standards, while continuously listening to their feedback
and adapt our work accordingly, as well as offering them psychosocial support to maintain their wellbeing.
We connect partners with other local and international actors and stakeholders, and represent their values and perspectives with broader humanitarian networks
We catalyze and augment our partners’ desire and capacity to respond to immediate and underlying needs in their communities
We complement pre-existing resources providing specialized knowledge, skills, and services to ensure quality programming while also seeking to learn from the experience of our partners.
Meet some of our partners
Find out more about some of our partner's inspiring stories!
What keeps me going is God’s command to love our neighbors. Also, those Syrians are my people. I am one of them. So I feel that God put me in this place so I can serve them. I am happy around them, and it is my privilege if I can help them...
Now that I feel useful again, I can be a better mother to my daughters. My personality changed and my depression went away. One day I believe I will see my son in heaven, and this is what keeps me going. The church gave me this hope....
When I started working at my church relief center in Syria, I was myself displaced from the old city of Homs. My father being an American citizen, I had the opportunity to flee to the USA but I did not because I felt a responsibility towards the most vulnerable in my own country. Around us, so many...
“I was working in another job before this one opened up to be the Food Distribution Manager for Syrian families at my church. I prayed for a month before I took it. We help each month between 500 and 1,500 families, who have been here for many years and are struggling in Lebanon...
I learnt that God does not differentiate between people. A soul is a soul, a heart is a heart, a human is a human, precious in God’s eyes. Now I have developed a very strong relationship with these refugees. I did not just “forgive them”, I learnt to love them...
The Child Friendly Space in Damascus has become a place for children from all backgrounds. This a huge symbol of hope for the future of our country. Those children are learning coexistence; how they can know each other and live together in peace...
At first, I used to think I was helping these people, but then I found out that they are really helping me. I am learning so many things through them! Our church is currently helping more than 100 families every month and we’ve been doing it for four years. My phone has 8,053 contacts and....
I am so happy and proud to be now responsible of the sewing program of the church. I teach 10 refugee women how to sew while I try to find, with the help of the church and MERATH, ways of generating enough income for us to live in better conditions....
Meet Rev. Ara
The displaced families in western Iraq are from Sunni background, and entering those camps and seeing all this misery made us realize that Muslims are victims of ISIS, just like us. And they need God’s love and comfort, just like we do...
We don’t just teach the children. We want them to feel confident about themselves again and we always try to bring out the best in them. My hope is that they will never forget what they learn here and that it is going to lead to change for the better in their life.
I am from a large city in Syria where fighting became quite violent and I had to flee to Lebanon in 2013. Now, I teach Arabic to 120 Syrian children ages 6-11. When I started teaching at the church learning center, I soon realized that some of the children in my classes were from...
This work is the main reason why I stayed in Syria. It gave me a better understanding of the Syrian families’ sufferings. Not only could I enter their homes but also their hearts and I could feel their pain, appreciation and most important hope which most of them had already lost....