Madrid, Spain, Mar 16, 2017 / 12:10 pm
The Spain-based branch of the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has issued an urgent appeal for aid to continue its "Drop of Milk" project, which benefits more than 2,800 children in the city of Aleppo, Syria.
This initiative began in 2015 among various Christian churches to provide milk every month for children under 10 years of age.
Even though the fighting has ended in eastern Aleppo, ACN reported that "living conditions remain deplorable." Some 80 percent of the population of Aleppo is displaced, and 70 percent live below the poverty line, the group said in a statement.
Dr. Nabil Antaki, coordinator of the "Drop of Milk" project, has made an urgent appeal to keep it going.