Lack of Money Brings Distress

Refugees in Jordan


We are continuing to bring help and hope for Abu Omari’s* family. He is from Syria. It seems like every year that we see him, when we sit down with him, he seems quite depressed and tells us how hard things are, especially due to a lack of money. He shared with us that he had sold his stove and washing machine and water to pay bills and possibly the rent. It seems like it is difficult for the children to go to school because of lack of money to ride the bus.

He said that they were excited about the approval they have received to go to Canada, but that has caused him to stop receiving additional money from the United Nations. They feel stuck right now in a very difficult situation. They are looking forward to a new life but are not able to pay their rent, and are already three months behind in payment.

We asked what they are looking forward to in Canada. Abu Omari said working and his son Othman* said school.   


Thank you,



GHNI Assistant Regional Field Leader

*For the purpose of safety and wellbeing, “Abu Omari” and “Othman” are pseudonyms for individuals being helped by this project.