Jordan

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02 Feb 2017
(3.12.2016) – In a way, life in Za’atari refugee camp is not so different from life at home for Ahmed Bahar*, 22. Four years ago he fled his hometown Da’ara [...]
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17 Mar 2016
“I was very sad to leave my country, but we came here looking for safety,” 11-year-old Layla  says. “We thought going away was only for three months. We didn’t take [...]
Boys discuss conflict resolution as part of a psycho-social program run by the Lutheran World Federation in the Zaatari refugee camp near Mafraq, Jordan. Established in 2012 as Syrian refugees poured across the border, the camp held more than 80,000 refugees by early 2015, and was rapidly evolving into a permanent settlement. The Lutheran World Federation is a member of the ACT Alliance, which provides a variety of services to refugees living in the camp.
29 Feb 2016
When the Syrian civil war started almost 5 years ago, ACT Alliance member PWRDF began providing relief to those displaced by the conflict.  Over the last five years as the [...]
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05 Feb 2016
GENEVA, 3 February 2016 (LWF) – Protection of civilians, livelihood assistance and education are the most pressing needs for Syrian refugees. This is the finding of a call to action [...]
04 Feb 2016
Christian Aid welcomes the commitments that were made today by the UK, Germany, France and others to increase humanitarian support for Syrians and the region.  However the charity added that [...]
Maha Haidar, a health and nutrition specialist with International Orthodox Christian Charities, a member of the ACT Alliance, feeds Plumpy'Nut to 11-month old Abdul as his mother, Rokaya Al Ali, holds him in the community health center in Kab Elias, a town in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley which has filled with Syrian refugees. Lebanon hosts some 1.5 million refugees from Syria, yet allows no large camps to be established. So refugees have moved into poor neighborhoods or established small informal settlements in border areas. International Orthodox Christian Charities provides support for the community clinic in Kab Elias, which serves many of the refugees. Plumpy'Nut is a specially formulated peanut-based food for treating severe acute malnutrition.
22 Jan 2016
PWRDF is contributing $300,000Cdn through the ACT Alliance for continuing relief efforts in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.  Ongoing violence in Syria has displaced about 8 million people within its borders, [...]
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20 Oct 2014
1200 Displaced Christians Found shelter in Amman Churches (LWI, October 2014) – Maryam clutches a green Bible. Tightly, as if the little green book would give her stability in a [...]

ACT News

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15 Mar 2017

March 15, 2017 marks six years of the Syrian conflict.  Since the beginning of the violence, ACT members have been providing humanitarian relief to affected people and communities in Syria and in the surrounding countries.  Please join us in praying for an end to this conflict, and for peace for all those affected, including this […]

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17 Mar 2016

Ahead of a meeting of the European Council, five European ecumenical organisations have written to EU political leaders urging action on the refugee and migrant crisis. The Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME), the Conference of European Churches (CEC), Eurodiaconia, EU-CORD, and ACT Alliance EU call on European governments to fulfill their promises and […]

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02 Sep 2015

  At the launch of its secretariat presence in Amman, Jordan, on 31 August, ACT Alliance called for the protection and support of refugees in accordance with the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, Refugee Protocol, regional laws and standards, United Nations resolutions and international human rights and humanitarian law. ACT Alliance […]

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08 Nov 2013

The civil war in Syria has been raging for three years, causing a severe humanitarian crisis. According to the UN, more than 4 million people have been displaced within the country and more than 2 million refugees have found their way to Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and countries further afield. The death toll rose by […]

Sector 5 in Za'atari camp were in May 2013 still quite empty. A lot of services were missing for the refugees living here, like enough toilets, kitchens and water posts.
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19 Feb 2013

As the bitter battle for Damascus intensifies and further engulfs the region, ACT Alliance expects that even more than 1.1 million Syrians will seek safety in neighbouring countries before June 1 this year – thereby surpassing the latest United Nations estimates. Nearly 700,000 Syrians have already fled across the border. These refugee numbers come on […]