Blog: The Middle East

Teachers and Doctors Making a Difference

House of Ruth, Jordan


Computer class



$1 a Day to End Extreme Poverty

As each year comes to a close, we wonder how we can make the new year even better than the last. We set goals and resolutions, we make plans, and we set our hopes high.

Maybe your new year's resolution is to make the world a better place in 2019, but you don’t know where to start. If that’s you, you’re in the right place.


Hope for the Holidays: Yazidi Education

This Christmas season, we invite you to partner with us on a big project in the Middle East, a region we know you have compassion for. Just like your past gifts to Global Hope Network, your support for this project will directly offer help and hope to villagers who need it most.



Giving Tuesday Unofficial Results

On behalf of all of GHNI's staff, volunteers, villagers, and partners, we would like to sincerely thank you for all you did to support us on Giving Tuesday this year!

Whether you were a donor, advocate, or social networker, you played a key role in our Giving Tuesday success. The numbers are still being finalized, but here's a summary of what we know so far.





Motivated by Gratitude

The war is awful, but HOPE is more powerful and joyful and helps to overcome all the sorrows and suffering.

Families are living in tents made of wood, nylon, and cartons. Life is very hard in these uncomfortable conditions, very hot in summer and cold in winter. After eight years of war, nothing has changed.


Overcoming Horror and Regaining Hope

*Aliye is an Iraqi refugee from Qaraqosh village. She left her village when a violent group attacked Mosul and the surrounding villages. She moved to Erbil with her family and since they didn’t have a place to stay, they stayed at a community center for a couple months. They had to share the same hall and bathroom with thousands of people. The situation was miserable.  



Helping Dreams Be Realized

In Al Mufradat, Maliha's 16-year-old daughter, Rahma, has learning difficulties and there is not a school that will accept her. She doesn’t know how to read or speak properly, and she needs special attention. GHNI helped by providing a special teacher to teach her. Rahma has a dream to be a doctor one day and we can't wait to see her achieve that dream of hers. She has such a pure heart and wants to help many.



Overcoming Language and Cultural Barriers to Assist Others

Yemeni Refugees in Jordan


Treating All in Need


Dr. Fadi saw many patients this quarter and most could be directly diagnosed and treated in the clinic. Among the cases he treated were pain syndromes, gastrointestinal issues, various infections, skin conditions, and chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and inflammatory diseases. A few patients needed to be referred to specialists and hospitals. Some patients were sent for lab tests outside of the clinic, but many were not able to afford the cost of the tests that Dr. Fadi wanted them to have.



Bringing TCD to the Yazidi

After four years of exile, the Yazidi families we serve cannot return home. There are physical barriers, such as no running and clean water and limited electricity. Most of their homes are destroyed and they can’t earn enough money for their daily lives, much less to rebuild. Moreover, there are leftover mines and booby traps. Neighbors who joined with violent groups who seek to kill and enslave them still live there. There also remain various groups in power that do not have good intentions toward the Yazidi.