Blog: The Middle East

Heaters Just in Time!

Refugees in Lebanon

 

Lebanon enjoys four seasons with autumn, spring, summer, and winter.  The Bekaa Valley is situated between the eastern and western Lebanese mountains. This winter, snow covered our mountains and the weather was very cold. Our valley became like a river flowing from the melting snow on the mountains surrounding the valley.

 

Excitement for Expansion

House of Ruth, Jordan

 

Clinic Update

 

The clinic continues to see patients of all ages and with varying conditions. 150 patients were seen this past month and Dr Bara performed all needed examinations. He also referred some patients for additional testing when needed. The clinic is still the major provider of medications, supplying patients with about 85% of their needed medications.

 

Dental Clinic

 

Artful Profits

Vocational Training Program, Jordan

 

Needlework / Embroidery

 

Three ladies from Ma'ain, who go to the House of Ruth, are good at embroidery work. They have done some samples and they are eager to work. They are Jordanian and two are participants in the mosaic workshop while the third lady is the sewing teacher.

 

Sharing Hope in Trying Times

Refugees in Jordan

 

Families Adopting Families

 

Celebrating a Growing Herd

Goat Loan Program, Jordan

 

Our team visited Maliha and we spent such quality time with her.  She was very encouraged by our visit to her simple home. The houses in her village are not fancy and they are not big. They are made of cement, and usually they are just one or two rooms. They do not use couches but instead they use mattresses to sit on. That’s the Bedouin style.

 

Celebrating 22 Graduates!

Refugees in Lebanon

 

What a big joy to see 22 ladies from the Syrian refugee's camp graduating, after having attended with perseverance for one year. They walked every Wednesday for about one hour in different weather conditions, including the hot summer and the stormy winter, week after week, to be part of one of the many development programs that GHNI does.  

Art is Good for the Soul

Vocational Training Program, Jordan

 

We started a new project with the ladies in the House of Ruth. When they come, they learn how to make mosaic tiles. They meet twice a week and put what they have learned into practice and create a final product.

 

Training Host Families

Goat Loan Program, Jordan

 

Maliha, in Mufradat Village, has six pregnant goats and they will give birth within a month and a half. In Al-Khalidea Village, Um Ahmad has two pregnant goats that will give birth to new kids within two weeks. She also has three new kids who were recently born.

 

Enjoying Each Other’s Company

Refugees in Jordan

 

Syrian Refugees in Jordan

 

This month we invited 45 Syrian families and shared struggles and hope with one another. We were able to meet their immediate needs and also provide psychological support and encouragement. We reminded them that their refugee status does not define them. They are valued, accepted and loved just for who they are.

 

Midnight Call for Help

Refugee Families in Lebanon

 

We were glad to have three teams who came from the United States and Canada. Among them were doctors and head nurses who treated Syrian refugee families living in the refugee camps.

 

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