Blog: The Middle East

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Refugee Families in Lebanon

The war is not stopping in Syria. Now in its sixth year, Lebanon is facing the danger, especially after the attack of six people who exploded themselves. As a result, two teams canceled their visit to Lebanon. These teams consisted of doctors from the United States and another team from Canada.

Syrian Refugees in the Middle East

By: Sarah Albert

Since 2011, people of Syria have sought refuge outside their homeland. Some have made the dangerous journey to Europe, and some have made it all the way to the United States. However, the greatest number of Syrian refugees have remained in the Middle East, seeking asylum in neighboring countries such as Jordan and Lebanon, the two smallest countries in the region.


Goats and Friendly Conversation

Goat Loan Program, Jordan 

The goats are well and Muhammad is doing fine now. Muhammad faced a problem with some of his neighbors, but thankfully all is good at this time.

The goats’ number at present is 14. Muhammad is working so hard to take care of them. As always, we never grow weary of visiting him and spend a good time talking about life and why we should respect others, keeping our words and promises.


Finding Hope in a Land Far From Home

Refugees in Jordan 

Syrian Refugee Families in Jordan

One Syrian mom and her son are living in a small house with his three older siblings. Their father is still in Syria, and their mother is trying to work by cleaning houses for money to feed her family. The children go to school and have been fighting almost every day with other Jordanian children because they are poor Syrians.

Wonderful Teachers for Our Children

House of Ruth, Jordan

We are continuing our program in the House of Ruth in Ma'an. During the summer holiday, the children are more relaxed, and new children are attending the English lessons.

Dr. Emad, who joined us for a couple of weeks, has been moved to Australia by the UN. We are blessed to have met Dr. Edwar, who helps us provide medical services in the clinic alongside Dr. Niveen.

A Family Affair

Vocational Training Program, Jordan 

The Mulukhia project is back since it’s in season. In order to create income, the whole family is working on it. Twelve members of three related families are living in the same apartment and have started to work on about 330 lbs. of these leaves.

Transforming Summer Programs

*10th Leper Village, Holy Land

The summer has been busy with children’s programs and 15 villagers graduated from beekeeping training. We continued to offer a Transformational Community Development (TCD) program in five different schools. We also held a summer camp and taught nine lectures.

Free from Begging

Refugee Families in Lebanon  

Walking a whole hour to arrive to our location, a Syrian mum and her six children attend GHNI’s lesson programme. They show commitment to attend the lesson once a week.

Sweet Goat Milk & Butter

Goat Loan Programe, Jordan

Muhammad, one of our hosting families in the goat project, has been blessed with a new baby goat this month. His mother, who stayed up all night delivering the newborn, is very thankful that we have renewed the project with them.

The goats in their charge have yielded plenty of milk, some of which was made into butter. Salah, who paid them a visit recently, was offered a sample of the milk and butter which he reports tasted absolutely yummy.

Survivors of Terror Press On

Refugees in Jordan

Families Adopting Families

*Sharif is a graduate of a technical college. When power to the village was cut off, he used his generator to power people’s houses in exchange for a small fee. On the 5th of August, 2014, a violent group approached the area. At around 11AM, three children from the village were killed. When the violence was only 200 meters (about 650 feet) away from Sharif’s farm, his wife called him, asking him to come home.