December has been an incredibly busy month here in Zarqa. Thanks to the support you have shown us, we were able to provide warmth to over 100 Syrian refugees! We are so thankful to each and every one of you - you have made a real difference in the lives of these Syrian men, women, and children.
Most of the donations went to the ITS camp, where the need was extremely urgent. In the harsh climate and without adequate shelter, the children were in danger of serious illness. With your donations, we were able to distribute space heaters to the 20 families, 20 blankets, shoes and winter coats to the children, and sets of clothing for two newborn babies in the tent camp in Mafraq. We also distributed animal feed for the goats and chickens for another month. In addition to this, we also provided 16 families in urban settings in Zarqa and Mafraq with heaters and blankets. We hope these gifts will make the winter a little easier.
Have a look at the pictures below to see the people we've been able to help this month! If you want to support our work in 2017, go to our 'get involved' page to see how you can help refugees in Jordan today.
Our supply of wheelchairs from the Free Wheelchair Mission is dwindling. After this week's trip to the ITS (Informal Tented Settlement) in Mafraq, we have only three left of our stock of 35, which is incredible!
Yesterday, RUP returned to this ITS in the Mafraq desert. This time we brought more animal food for their chicken and goats, and a wheelchair for a Syrian refugee. The inhabitants of this camp told us that it is getting dangerously cold at night. Without shoes, warm clothes, and heaters, they are worried about the health of their children.
Have a look at the pictures to see the condition these 20 families are currently living in. If you want to support us provide warmth to them this Christmas, $50 will buy one gas heater, $35 will get them a warm double blanket, and $30 can get a child the essentials of winter clothing (shoes, jacket, hat, and mittens).