Blog: The Middle East

A Win-Win Situation

Vocational Training Program, Jordan

I don’t know if you remember *Hakem from Iraq. He was a successful businessman in Mosul.
He and his family came to Jordan in 2014 when a violent group took over his village, home, and company. He lost it all.

In the beginning of this year, we began a food project with Hakem and his wife. They make some of the most delicious Iraqi dishes. This project is still going on.

Putting Smiles on Their Faces

*10th Leper Village, Holy Land


During our three-day eye clinic in one of the villages, we included fun days in two schools for children.


The beneficiaries from the clinic number around 290, consisting of families, widows, elders, farmers, and children. We gave them reading or vision glasses. The volunteers taught the children, of whom there were around 100, a song in English. They sang this song all day. We put smiles on their faces.


Learning His Life Has Value

*10th Leper Village, Holy Land

Meet Morad, a teen in the 11th grade. His life has been changed during the Transformational Community Development (TCD) program’s teaching time. Previously, Morad’s life was miserable, especially in his studying. He was incorrigible and not taking his life seriously.

His view of life has changed, and he has started to make efforts in his studying. Morad is discovering that there is value to his life.

Developing Women's Support Groups

Refugee Families in Lebanon

Back in July, the war was not stopping in Syria. This is its sixth year now, and Lebanon is facing danger, especially after the attack by six people who exploded themselves. As a result, two teams, a doctor team from the United States and another team from Canada, canceled their visit to Lebanon because of the situation.

Expanding Our Reach

*10th Leper Village, Holy Land


There is a new village open for Transformational Community Development (TCD). The first lesson took place last week and 35 people came. We are continuing to teach TCD in different schools in the 10th Leper Village region. Our work is expanding with more schools to teach.




Celebrating Two Years of TCD in Lebanon!

Refugees in Lebanon

We were happy to complete the second year of serving refugee women and children in Lebanon. This month, a week-long conference took place with attendance of more than 120 Syrian women and children.

GHNI is effective in running Transformational Community Development (TCD) and many other programs, and during this conference we celebrated the second year of the TCD program.

Eager Students Consume Knowledge

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.