Blog: The Middle East

Progressing Toward TCD in Iraq

After four years of exile, the Yazidi people still cannot return home. The physical barriers in their hometowns are no running/clean water, limited electricity, most of their homes were destroyed, leftover mines and booby traps, and hostile neighbors who still live there.

Helping Others to Heal and Flourish

Refugees in Jordan


Families Adopting Families


Motivated to Learn New Skills

Refugee Families in Lebanon


Our role as GHNI-Lebanon is creating and providing Transformational Community Development (TCD) education and Vocational Training Projects (VTP) for refugees in many creative and effective ways. Our trainees can then overcome their problems and sustain themselves in their present community and in their country when they return home.


Playful Lessons for All

House of Ruth, Jordan


Sewing Class


Building Bonds of Friendship

Vocational Training Program, Jordan


We had a special time with another Iraqi refugee family. We had lunch at the house of *Shahram and his family. They made a very yummy, well-known Iraqi dish called dolma. They are such a kind and loving family. Shahram, his wife, and their four children are from Dahok in northern Iraq. They left Iraq searching for a safer place to live and for a future for their children. They have been in Jordan for only ten months.


Bringing Hope to New Families

Yemeni Refugees in Jordan


During the last three months, Yemen was afflicted by increasing tensions that seriously compromised progress in a range of political and human rights areas. Tensions began to grow in June and July 2014, when an armed offensive was launched in Amran by members of the popular committees who were affiliated with a hostile movement. Those clashes reportedly resulted in at least 204 casualties and the displacement of tens of thousands of people in June and July 2014 alone.


A Proud Mother and Provider

Goat Loan Program, Jordan


In Al-Khaledia Village, we visited Um Ahmad, who runs a goat-hosting family. During this visit, we noticed how much closer we’ve become to her and her family. You can tell that she was more comfortable, relaxed, and relieved around us. She was more open than on our previous visit.


Families Finding Strength from Within

Refugees in Jordan

Syrian Refugees in Jordan