Blog: The Middle East

Increasing Debt and Depression

Refugee Families in Lebanon

We enjoyed the extra help and volunteers from Jordan that came to Lebanon and participated in the awareness sessions and tent visits in three different refugee camps.

We distributed 30 food baskets to 30 families. One member of a Syrian family called me and told me they didn't have food to eat. On that same day, we were able to provide a food basket to this family because his wife was attending the awareness sessions on a regular basis.

Excited Students Enjoy Classes

House of Ruth, Jordan

There are five of us (four Iraqi refugees and me, an American) who visit the House of Ruth every Saturday to teach and serve the community. Two of us teach an English as a Second Language (ESL) class, two teach computer classes, and one is a doctor at the medical clinic.

Earning a Good Reputation

Goat Loan Program, Jordan

It’s great to see Muhammad’s success in his life since he started the goat project with GHNI. His life has changed. He now has a good reputation in the village, even though he was once a troublemaker. People are seeing someone different, a man who has changed. With this project, he is able to take care of his elderly mother and his single sister.

Facing the Unbearable

Refugees in Jordan

Families Adopting Families

Sharing Life Stories

Vocational Training Program, Jordan

Today, I sat in a group of 30 women and was undone by the beauty of their lives and in awe that my story would become entwined with theirs. We worked our way through discussing child brides. We talked about how a girl should go to school and shouldn't be married off at fifteen. We talked about how much value women hold. We talked about how mothers can speak life into their daughters.

Refugee women in the Middle East

By Sarah Sheven

 

Women are figures of power, strength and femininity. This has never been more evident than in refugee families from Syria and Iraq who have been forced by violent groups to leave everything they have and flee to new homes to carve out a new life from scratch. Often, these families have nothing to build from. Although every family member faces their own trials, women in particular are faced with unique challenges.

 

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Moved by Their Plight

Refugee Families in Lebanon

Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugee families are falling short of receiving any support. Some of them were shocked to have the support suddenly cut off, and thus the suffering is increasing. Refugees are found on streets searching for food in garbage containers.  

 

Hospitable Hearts

Goat Loan Program, Jordan

This is the season baby goats are born. We now have five newborn goats. Adding to the other nine goats, we now have 14 total goats available to Mohammad.

Hospitable Hearts

Goat Loan Program, Jordan

This is the season baby goats are born. We now have five newborn goats. Adding to the other nine goats, we now have 14 total goats available to Mohammad.

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