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, there are around 30,000 Iraqi refugees living in Jordan, including a community of Iraqi Christians.
We are caring for around 700 Iraqi refugee families in Jordan each month, providing food and money for rent. We provide 850 food packages per month, mainly through our four church partners (Nazarene Church, Assembly of God Church, Syrian Orthodox Church, and the Greek Orthodox Church).
Each food package we give is valued at £15 / $19 and contains cooking oil, tea, tomato paste, white rice, brown rice, lentils, sugar, milk, tea, salt, white beans, and hygiene products such as toothpaste. Each food package is enough for a family of six.