Blog: The Middle East

Practical Help

Vocational Training Program, Jordan

Nimar is our man of peace in Mafraq. He is a Jordanian and came to us asking for help. By loaning him 500 JOD (about $500) to buy a sewing machine, he will be able to start a small project on his own. This is such a good development and improvement in spreading hope in a way this man understands.


Remaining Faithful to the Displaced

Refugee Families in Jordan

We did a Transformational Community Development (TCD) focus on health education in the Syrian refugee camp. A dentist with us taught the children how and why they need to brush their teeth. Old and young were listening.

Raising My Children with Love

**10th Leper Village, Holy Land

As I write this, I am very encouraged by the work already done in our training for women and families, and the fact that word has spread quickly. It changes their lives, and they are keen on sharing it with others. Here is a story from the meetings, when a woman named *Eim shared about dealing with her children:

A Look Inside: Victims of ISIS

Below is an update from Mike Parks, Disaster Relief Director at GHNI, who recently visited refugees fleeing violence in the Middle East.

It was a busy day visiting refugee and IDPs. One camp was a mix of Syrians, Yazidis and Christians - three locations where Yazidi families have settled, and one camp of Christians (set up on the land of Orthodox churches)


Desperately Seeking Sanctuary

Disaster Relief, Syria

Now in a fourth year of war, the conflict in Syria worsens with the growing strength of the radical ISIS. As they continue to terrorize the citizens of many villages across Syria and Iraq, the flow of refugees grows as they seek sanctuary in some place, any place, where ISIS has less influence.

Crafting Their Own Means of Support

It’s exciting news when villagers who were once living in extreme poverty are able to support themselves. It is even more exciting when they can also support opportunities which help others in their community. That is what is happening at the House of Ruth, according to GHNI Jordan’s National Leader, Rami Hanna.


Helping the Ambitious Move Forward

Goat Loan Program, Jordan

Since the contract with our goat-hosting family came to its end, we were looking for a new hosting family last month. Gladly, we found some families in another area who are in need and moved the goats over to them. We are happy to be part of developing and empowering another family.

Tears of Joy

Refugee Families in Jordan

This month we have distributed wheelchairs in different areas in Amman, where Syrian refugees were part of the campaign. As you know, many of these refugees were injured due to the situation in their country. Their hearts were touched by the kindness and care they saw and received from the team members, who were not in a hurry to finish. The team gave every single case the time needed to fix their wheelchair.

Adopt a Refugee Family

When political unrest broke out in Syria in early 2011, many Syrians began to flee their country, looking for a safe place for their families. By the end of 2012, over 500,000 Syrians had found temporary residence throughout Jordan. About one third of these are in and around the Zatari refugee camp in northern Jordan. Then ISIS began terrorizing families in Iraq, causing many to flee, joining the Syrian refugees in Jordan.