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15 March

The devastating earthquakes in February deepened the needs of the already vulnerable people.

Do not forget the things your eyes have seen, nor let them slip from your heart all the days of your life; rather, tell them to your children and to your children’s children.

Deuteronomy 4:9

Moses reminds God’s people of their responsibility to future generations, so they too may flourish.

Today marks the twelfth anniversary of the war in Syria. The long conflict has led to severe humanitarian need in the country, leaving millions without access to food, shelter, medication and education. The devastating earthquakes of 6 February served to deepen the needs of the already vulnerable people.

Firaz is one of more than 12 million people made homeless by the war. Despite the challenges he began working with a local organisation that helps vulnerable members of the community and supports people to make a living.

“We don’t differentiate between religions. What matters is the human being. We work on principles of solidarity, equality, dignity. Harm, pain and death do not differentiate between Muslims and Christians. It strikes everyone”.

If we share Moses' hope that generations to come will have abundant life, then we must look at the world we are building today. Like Firaz, how can we come together with others to try to create a world where all people can live life to the full, leading to a better future for all children?


Faithful God,
may we remember your love
now and in generations to come,
and may we work for a future
where all people can flourish.


Find out more about the situation in Syria and how CAFOD has been responding since the earthquakes.