Blog: The Middle East

Walking for Days and Homeless

Syria-Iraq Disaster Relief

GHNI is helping families in Iraq who have fled the violence in Syria and Iraq.  Many have experienced the horror of seeing their families killed before them, people buried alive, and the loss of their homes and businesses. Many fled with whatever they had on their backs. Now they live in tents, abandoned buildings, and makeshift tarp structures, hoping to return to the land of their ancestors.

They need our help.

Escaping Death in Syria

Refugees in Lebanon

In Bekaa Valley, in one of the hundreds of camps located near the Syrian borders, countless refugees wait for the violence to stop. This camp was infected with scabies disease. We provided medicine after the American doctor team from GHNI examined them. On the 5th February, with our partner NGOs, we distributed to them 70 mattresses, 70 blankets, 25 carpets, and 23 tents to more than 35 families who live there.

Refugees and IDPs: Uprooted and Struggling to Survive

In countries around the world, literally millions of people have been uprooted by war, persecution, or natural disaster. A large portion of them are Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), meaning that while they have been forced or have chosen under duress to leave their homes, they have remained within their homeland, as opposed to refugees, who have crossed an international border in pursuit of safety.

Sold His Car to Buy More Goats?

Goat Loan Program, Jordan

Samir Al Essa lives in Dafeaneh Village. He is a police officer and helps his mother, Om Samir, in taking care with the goats.

This family has started with three goats, and now they have more than 12 goats. Samir decided to sell his car and buy some goats because he succeeds in running this small business, which generates for his family some income.

Precious Young Ladies

House of Ruth, Jordan

We are excited and happy, as House of Ruth is coming alive again. There are ten new young ladies who started to learn and work in the centre. They’re involved in the handmade accessories and craft program.

True Help is More than Money

Refugee Families in Jordan

Due to the nature of our work in the field, it's not always possible to provide a high quality photo. We're happy to provide a current visual of our work despite the quality.

Relief for the Yazidis in Northern Iraq

A spotlight has been shone on the Yazidis, a religious minority from the mountains of Northern Iraq. Targets of violent acts with other religious and ethnic minorities, headlines began reporting the woes of this particular group in late February 2015.

Focusing on Care

**10th Leper Village, Holy Land

Transformational Community Development (TCD) continues as workers go to the villages and teach lessons. One of the lessons they did this month was “Caring for Vulnerable Children and Older People in the Community”. As a result of this session, the participants made a list of older people in the village and made a plan to visit and encourage them.


A Home for the Rescued

Refugees in Lebanon

In the beginning of this year, this home shelter still opens its doors for the hurt and suffering women. Great changes and positive transformations have been seen in the lives of five ladies and three families. Below is a story of one of the women that are living in the shelter right now.

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