IOCC: Fighting malnutrition among Syrian refugees in Lebanon


The Associated Press (AP) recently featured IOCC’s work to address the devastating effects that the three-year-old conflict is having on Syria’s children in article and video about rising malnutrition among Syrian refugee children.

See how your support for IOCC’s response to aid Syrians displaced by the conflict is making a life-saving difference in the Associated Press article and photos found online at  IOCC nutrition program coordinator, Dima Ousta, is also featured in video footage released by the AP on YouTube at

In addition to the AP story, for more recent articles on how your gifts are making a difference, please visit: Reuters: “Generations on, Christians fleeing Syria return to Turkish homeland” –

IOCC Lebanon country representative, Linda Shaker-Berbari, was also featured in a BBC Arabic Television piece during a recent field screenings of Syrian refugee children -

You can help the victims of poverty and conflicts around the world by making a financial gift to the International Emergency Response Fund which will provide immediate relief, as well as long-term support through the provision of emergency aid, recovery assistance and other support to help those in need. To make a gift, please visit or call toll free at 1-877-803-IOCC (4622), or mail a check or money order payable to IOCC, P.O. Box 17398, Baltimore, MD 21297.

IOCC is the official humanitarian aid agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America. Since its inception in 1992, IOCC has delivered $438 million in relief and development programs to families and communities in more than 50 countries. IOCC is a member of the ACT Alliance, a global coalition of more than 140 churches and agencies engaged in development, humanitarian assistance and advocacy, and a member of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.–based secular and faith-based organizations working to improve the lives of the world’s most poor and vulnerable populations. To learn more about IOCC, visit