Blog: The Middle East

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.

Giving Tuesday is Today!

The day we've been waiting for has finally arrived! Giving Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to become a more committed supporter of GHNI. As a reminder, there are 3 easy ways you can join in the movement today and help villagers end their extreme poverty: 

1. Give

Every gift makes a big impact! For example, did you know just $10 can provide gardening equipment for a family to grow their own food? Or that just $25 can provide a pair of chickens?

4 More World-Changing Holiday Gift Ideas

How's that holiday gift list coming? Still have some names to check off? We've got you covered! If you didn't find what you needed on our first list of 5 Gifts That Help End Poverty, here are some more ideas to consider this season.










Why Should You Participate in Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday started in 2012 as a response to consumerism after Thanksgiving, specifically Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It started small, but each year, more and more organizations and donors have participated worldwide.


Giving Tuesday is huge for Global Hope Network International. In 2017, donors gave nearly $16,000 to support GHNI’s greatest need. That’s enough money to support an entire Transformational Community Development (TCD) village for a full year!

What Is Giving Tuesday?

If you have been waiting for the right time to make a gift to GHNI, we’d like to invite you to join us for Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a national initiative to encourage people to include donations to nonprofit organizations among their holiday gifts.

5 Gift Ideas That Help End Poverty

Make an impact this year by choosing gifts that change the world. When you select any of these gifts, you will be supporting Global Hope Network. There's something for everyone on your list!










Gathering Around the Globe

The power of sharing a meal together is universal. All around the world, families and friends gather around the table to reconnect and be nourished. This fall, take a moment for peace and gratitude shared with loved ones.

Before the busy holiday season kicks into full gear, be sure to pause and take time to focus on the things that matter most. To truly connect this fall, we all need to put down our devices and center our gatherings on the people seated right at our own tables.

Help for the Wounded

This month, GHNI-Lebanon had the privilege of decreasing the suffering in one of the hundreds of camps. This time, we had a special case to take care of. Abed was wounded two years ago when a missile exploded in his home. Being in another part of the house, he was lucky to survive, being slightly wounded as shrapnel hit his face.