The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has borders with four countries – Syria to the North, Iraq to the East, Saudi Arabia to the South, and Israel/Palestine to the West. Jordan has a population of 9.5 million and is home to approximately 2 million Palestinian refugees, as well as a growing population of refugees from Iraq and Syria. This has placed enormous strain on Jordan’s public services.
According to the UNHCR, as of July 2015 there are around 30,000 Iraqi refugees in Jordan, with this number expected to grow. We are currently supporting 350 Iraqi refugee families living in Amman. We provide them with food packages, shelter, and healthcare.
Here is a breakdown of how your donations help in Jordan
We regularly provide monthly emergency food relief to 3,000 Iraqi Christian refugees in Jordan. This is broken down as follows:
- 3,000 people are provided with food packages on a monthly basis.
- 165 people (35 Iraqi Christian families) receive money for shelter / accommodation.
We currently have four church partners in Jordan, including the Evangelical, Syrian Orthodox and Greek Catholic churches.
NB – Of the 3,000 Iraqi Christian refugees we support, we provide roughly 30% relief to 2,500 people (including food and accommodation), and 100% relief to 500 of the most vulnerable people (widows and orphans).
Many of our Iraqi refugees in Jordan have fled sectarian violence and persecution. On Wednesday 6th August 2014 Kareem and his three daughters fled their home in Mosul. ISIS wanted to kill them for being Christian. They walked out into the desert with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Today, thanks to your generous donations, the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East (FRRME) has been able to give Kareem and his family a new life in Jordan.