Jordan continues to have one of the highest shares of refugees per capita in the world. The majority of the refugees are from Syria and almost half of them are children. While Jordan has generously welcomed refugees in recent years, the stress placed on their economy and infrastructure leaves little opportunity for many who live there. Global Partners has the opportunity to impact hundreds of refugees in Jordan by showing and sharing real love. We strive to bring hope to this chapter of their stories before they are accepted by a new country or return to their homeland.
WAYS TO HELP
Due to the vast array of needs in the refugee communities in Jordan, we have many opportunities to share God's love in tangible ways. Read about each of the options or click the buttons below to visit the giving pages. We invite you to pray and partner with us in bringing hope to refugees living a life in-between.
We help families with monthly food vouchers through our sponsorship program. By providing this food voucher, it frees up other possible income to be used for medical care, education, shelter and clothing. Every few months, as God provides, we have a large distribution to help many families in need.
Warmth for Winter
The winter months in Jordan are very damp and cold. Most homes are made of concrete, which does very little to protect from frigid temperatures and humidity. Many adults and children remain sick throughout the winter months because of the lack of warmth. Each winter we provide blankets to refugee families to help keep them warm during the night. As God provides, we are able to help some families with gas heaters and gas bottles, which will keep one room warm for a family to sleep in at night.
Medical Needs and Diapers
Each month we distribute hundreds of diapers to refugee families with babies and toddlers. This is a large expense for families, and providing diapers helps free up other income they have for food and shelter. We also help a number of people with disabilities who need adult diapers.
Almost every day a refugee comes to the Community Center to ask for some type of medical assistance for a family member in need. Past needs have included cancer treatment, labor and delivery care, surgery, high blood pressure and diabetes care. Because many cannot afford simple prescription medications, their medical conditions worsen. Typically, children suffer the most. Each week we offer an eye clinic at the Community Center and on occasion we have medical and dental clinics as well.
Throughout the year, as teachers are available, we offer English classes to refugees. In some cases, we go to their homes to have weekly lessons with a whole family desiring to learn English. Most refugees that emigrate from Jordan will go to a country where English is the primary language. If they arrive in their new country with English proficiency, it allows them to acclimate more quickly and opens up employment opportunities. If you would like to come to Jordan to teach English to refugees, please contact us. The longer you are able to stay, the more effective you can be in helping them learn English.
Every few months we offer courses for refugee women at our Community Center. We offer weekly lessons on basic skills to help them make the most their time in Jordan and prepare for the future. Specific subjects include: budgeting with a limited income, creating a resume, utilizing programs and benefits available to them in Jordan, interacting with others in their community, providing income for their families from the home, learning how their personal giftings can help themselves and others, and more.
Nawal* and Sahar* are sisters from Homs, Syria. While both were pregnant with their first children, they had to flee because of a 4-year siege of...
ISIS attacked David’s home village, forcing his family to flee for their lives. They had to live in tents for 2 months while awaiting entry into Jordan. He describes this as a harrowing season...