17Aug2022

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Category: Humanitarian Aid

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Food Distribution in Kerak

Our team received large donation to buy food for another 100 families! Food was ordered in bulk and delivered to our warehouse in Madaba for sorting and putting into parcels to easily hand out to the families receiving the food aid. The governor of the Kerak district came and picked up the food and helped us distribute it to the needy families in his region. We thank him for his support and work to identify the families in need, and we thank our donors for making this second distribution to hungry families in Jordan possible.

Enjoy our video and photo diary of the distribution:

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Food Distribution April 13, 2020

Thanks to your donations SCM was able to feed 100 families in Jordan. We purchased food in bulk and had it delivered to our warehouse in Madaba to be put into parcels containing tomato sauce, cheese, lentils, cooking oil, butter, milk powder, sugar, two chickens, cans of tuna and sardines, jam, macaroni, tea, pasta, dried beans and more. Please keep donating so we can feed more refugee families in Jordan and in Washington state. Enjoy this video and slide show of the team getting the food ready to distribute and then distribution.

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Food Aid for Refugees in Jordan

 

This is what we have done on previous food distributions.


“The war in Syria enters its tenth year on Sunday, and there is still no real end in sight. The United Nations says more than 11 million Syrians are in urgent need of aid.” – Al Jazeera


For the last several years, SCM has been doing weekly distributions of needed supplies at the smaller camps around Jordan, but this week we have been told we must stop because of the coronavirus outbreak. Our next container of donated supplies is on hold for now and will remain in our storage until things open back up in Seattle.

Many of our avenues to help the refugees right now are closed to us, except one: we can buy food and water for them. Just like our Ramadan Food Drive, we are planning to send money to our office in Jordan where they will buy the food and make parcels and deliver them to the smaller camps around Jordan. We will also provide water and sanitizing supplies.

The larger camps like Zaatari and Azrak are being managed by the UN and larger NGOs, but the smaller camps of 50 – 100 people are not being served at all except by the smaller NGOs like SCM Medical Missions. The conditions in these camps are poor, with families living crowded together in tents and portables, and with the cold weather they stay cramped together for most of the day. We have a team of volunteers that will take the food and water to the camp and distribute to each tent rather than have everyone crowd together to get supplies.
Donate Jordan Food AidJordan is a poor country to start with and the coronavirus pandemic is taking a major toll on the country. This means the refugee population is particularly hard hit. We need to make sure they have food, water, and sanitizers to help them make it through until things calm down.

Your help is desperately needed, so please, if you can make a donation of any amount, we will wire this money weekly to Jordan and get our partners there to turn around and buy the groceries that are needed. We’ve already made arrangements through local grocers to buy the food or provide a voucher to families to obtain the food themselves at the grocery store.

For 9 years the people of Syria have been living a nightmare, and as the war enters its 10th year, the situation is as dire as ever. Please donate if you can to help us feed the refugees in need in Jordan.


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New Life Fund

SCM is supporting LGBTQI refugees to help them get to safety in Canada. They are extremely vulnerable and are often persecuted within the camps. They need help to get out of the camps and on their way to a new and safe life in Canada, but they lack the resources to do so. As part of our mission to help the most vulnerable refugees, we are starting a new fund to help cover living expenses outside the camps and other fees associated with their asylum and immigration cases. We have people on the ground who are bringing specific cases of people in danger to us that we will assist on a case by case basis and we are partnering with an organization in Canada to accomplish this.

Please help us help them get out of the camps to safety and a new life in Canada.

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February 7 Distribution in Jordan

We just had a distribution to a group of 10 families in a camp near Souf. They gave out blankets, kerosene heaters, and LuminAID solar lanterns with phone chargers. Thank you to everyone who donated! We are still trying to get more heaters so please go to our donation page and help keep these families warm. It is very cold and wet in Jordan and they need to be able to keep warm no matter what.

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Kerosene Heaters Needed

We have received a donation to help buy kerosene heaters for the refugees in Jordan during this period of cold weather, but we need to get more as soon as possible. We are able to purchase the heaters in Jordan for about $45 so please help us out and send warmth to the refugees living in very bad conditions now.

Just like the children’s boot campaign, we are able to wire the money to our office in Jordan and they will go out and buy as many heaters as they are able to, and distribute them within a few days.

 

Any amount will help towards providing warmth for the refugee families.

Below are the conditions many of the refugees are living in with no heat, and the barest of facilities.