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IOCC Names Fr. Thomas Paris to Receive Good Samaritan Award

October 28, 2017 News
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IOCC – 28/10/17 In recognition of outstanding service supporting IOCC’s worldwide humanitarian work Baltimore, MD (October 27, 2017) — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), the official humanitarian agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, will honor Father Thomas Paris, a retired priest of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San […]

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IOCC and Apostoli Expand Aid Effort to Greek Families Facing Historic Crisis

October 13, 2017 Featured
The gift of the Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc., to IOCC will support ongoing work to address critical health and nutritional needs in Greece. (Image courtesy of IOCC)

IOCC – 13/10/17 IOCC and Apostoli Expand Aid Effort to Greek Families Facing Historic Crisis The Jaharis Family Foundation announces new $1 million challenge gift. Baltimore, Md. (October 12, 2017) – In response to continued food insecurity in Greece, the Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc., announced a new $1 million challenge gift to International Orthodox Christian Charities […]

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International Orthodox Christian Charities Responds to Devastation of Hurricane Harvey

September 1, 2017 Featured
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IOCC – September 2017 August 29 (Baltimore, MD) The National Weather Service predicts an additional 50 inches of rainfall in the Houston area, potentially causing more loss of life, extensive property damage, and hardship for the residents of the US’ fourth-largest city. Fatalities are estimated to be five people thus far, with thousands more displaced […]

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Orthodox Christians in the United States Commemorate 25 Years of Life-Giving Aid

May 4, 2017 Featured
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  IOCC – May 2017 May 3, 2017 (Baltimore) – This year, Orthodox Christians in the United States will commemorate twenty-five years of global philanthropic outreach by International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), the official humanitarian agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. IOCC was formed by the Standing […]

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November 20 designated IOCC’s “Day of Sharing” Sunday

October 31, 2016 News

OCA- BALTIMORE, MD [IOCC] – 31/10/16 Each year, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of Americadesignates the Sunday before US Thanksgiving Day as “IOCC Sunday.”  This year’s commemoration falls on Sunday, November 20. International Orthodox Christian Charities, the official humanitarian aid agency of the Assembly of Bishops, is supported by generous […]

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IOCC Reaches Out to Fijians through OCMC Family in New Zealand

September 22, 2016 Featured News

IOCC – September 2016 Recently I had an opportunity to chat with Presvytera Katerina Patitsas who is serving along with herhusband and children in Auckland, New Zealand through the support of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, (OCMC). His Eminence Archbishop Amfilochios, the Metropolitan Archbishop of New Zealand had requested aide and the International Orthodox Christian […]

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NO RUNNING WATER FOR TWO MILLION SYRIANS IN WAR-RAVAGED ALEPPO

September 1, 2016 Featured News
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IOCC- August – September 2016 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — 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. Lack of access to safe water in war-torn communities such as Aleppo has created a humanitarian emergency for […]

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SYRIAN FAMILIES DISPLACED IN HASAKEH

September 1, 2016 Featured News
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IOCC-  August- September 2016 It was only a year ago that Syrian families living in besieged villages near the city of Hasakeh sought refuge there and humanitarian relief from IOCC and its Syria partner, DERD, the humanitarian arm of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch. IOCC is once again responding to the urgent needs of […]

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IOCC Still Responding to Syrian Families in Aleppo

August 25, 2016 Featured News
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IOCC – 25/8/16 August 24, 2016 (Baltimore, MD) 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. Lack of access to safe water in war-torn communities such as Aleppo has created a humanitarian emergency for Syrian […]

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SYRIAN REFUGEES FIND PEACE BUT LITTLE COMFORT IN FOREIGN LANDS

July 5, 2016 Featured News
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IOCC – June- July 2016 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — 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. An additional 6.6 million have been displaced in their own country. International […]

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Emergency Medical Aid Fills Need for Care of Syrians

February 22, 2016 Featured News
A relief worker from IOCC Syria partner, DERD, comforts Ali, 11, after emergency surgery to remove shrapnel embedded in his skull from an explosion near his home in Homs, Syria. IOCC is providing lifesaving and disability-preventing surgeries for thousands of Syrians like Ali. Photo: Rasha Kaba/IOCC

www.iocc.org – February 2016 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to the urgent need for medical assistance in Syria. The number of injured people continues to rise due to the escalating violence brought on by five years of civil war, with UN estimates that over 250,000 people have been killed and […]

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IOCC Assists Communities Affected By Drought Emergency in Ethiopia

December 27, 2015 Featured News
Crop failure due to drought conditions caused Mekia, a 36-year-old mother of four, to sell her only cow to feed her family. Now eight months pregnant, she is malnourished and losing weight from a lack of balanced food that her body requires. More than 10.2 million people in Ethiopia are currently in need of emergency food assistance due to drought conditions. Photo: IOCC

December 2015 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) today announced that they are preparing to release emergency funds to respond to the urgent needs of people affected by the worst drought in Ethiopia in decades. IOCC, an ACT Alliance member, is working in collaboration with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter-Church […]

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Construction Dates Set For Fr. Michael Rosco Memorial, Habitat For Humanity Building Project

December 23, 2015 Featured News

The American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church of the USA- December 2015 JOHNSTOWN, PA — The Diocesan Chancery wishes to provide the following update on the Fr. Michael Michael Rosco Memorial Habitat for Humanity Building Project, provided by  St. John The Baptist Church of Perth Amboy, NJ, the project coordinator. St. John’s Church is pleased to announce […]

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Diocese of Alaska Assembly emphasizes centrality of stewardship

November 28, 2015 Featured News
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Orthodox Church in America- November 2015 Clergy and lay delegates from as far as Atka Island in the Aleutian Chain, Fairbanks near the Arctic Circle, and elsewhere across the state of Alaska gathered at Saint Innocent Cathedral here November 6-8, 2015 for the annual Assembly of the Diocese of Alaska. During the opening services, which […]

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IOCC Relief Eases Hardship For Syrian Refugees And Greek Hosts

November 25, 2015 Featured News
Hundreds of tired and hungry Syrian refugees with little more than a backpack carrying all of their worldly possessions arrive daily on the Greek island of Chios. Many are mothers with small children, along with a growing number of unaccompanied teens as young as 14. IOCC is responding to their most urgent needs with ready to eat meals and helping ease some of the strain on Greece

October-November 2015 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — In spite of worsening weather on land and sea, the number of refugees from Syria and other war torn countries landing on the Greek isles this year has surpassed 500,000. Greece remains the busiest entry point for new sea arrivals in the Mediterranean. Overwhelmed Greek island authorities lack the […]

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Syrian Refugees Flee War To Face Water Crisis

September 6, 2015 Featured News
A Syrian refugee drinks safe water from a faucet in the El Rahmeh settlement in northern Lebanon. Access to safe water is a daily concern for refugee families living in makeshift camps with no running water or sanitation. IOCC is responding to the need in this camp of 2,100 refugees with newly installed water and sewer systems. photo: Paul Jeffrey/IOCC

Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is working to protect the health and well-being of more than 4,300 of vulnerable Syrian refugees with improved access to safe water at two informal settlements in Lebanon. At El Rahmeh, a northern Lebanon settlement of 350 Syrian refugee families, IOCC drilled water wells and installed […]

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SAVING SOLES FROM A DISABLING FOOT DISEASE IN ETHIOPIA

August 5, 2015 Featured News
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August 2015 Adamena was a fresh-faced bride of 17 when she first noticed the swelling in her feet and legs. The teen never suspected that walking barefoot on the irritating volcanic soil so prevalent in her Ethiopian village could be causing her condition, podoconiosis, or podo for short. When it began to affect her appearance […]

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Patriarch John X Blesses Humanitarian Work of IOCC

August 5, 2015 Featured News

July- August 2015 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Speaking on behalf of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the United States of America as Episcopal Liaison to International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), Archbishop Nicolae of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas welcomed Patriarch John X of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All […]

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IOCC Farm Project Reaps Food And Earning Power For West Bank Women

August 5, 2015 Featured News
The freshly laid eggs that Rana gathers daily from her hen house not only help to feed her and her ailing mother, but also provide much needed income from egg sales at the farmer

July-August 2015 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Four years ago Samira’s husband was killed while farming his land in the West Bank, leaving her with seven children to support, little education and no source of income. “I was very afraid after the death of my husband, because I was alone,” the 43-year-old widow recalled. “I never […]

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Syrian Refugees Surge Into Serbia Seeking Asylum

July 12, 2015 Featured News
Syrian refugees gather outside of the police station in Presevo, Serbia, where they are waiting to be registered for assistance. Many have traveled more than 1,000 miles in their flight to freedom. IOCC, in cooperation with Red Cross of Serbia, is providing meals to the weary travelers as well as to local people in need. photo: Nenad Preleveic/IOCC

July 2015 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — One thousand miles separate Syria and Serbia, but the desperation to flee their war-torn country is driving thousands of refugees from Syria, as well as some from Afghanistan and other countries to make the long and dangerous journey. Their trek is a combination of boats, buses, trains, and walking. […]

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IOCC RESPONSE TO THE CRISIS IN SYRIA

July 12, 2015 Featured News
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INTERESTED IN A CAREER WITH IOCC? Click here to learn more about job opportunities in Syria. International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) supports one of the largest established networks to deliver life-saving humanitarian aid inside Syria where more than 10.8 million people are currently in need of assistance, 6.5 million of which are internally displaced. In […]

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