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Shaadya at home is part of the recycling program - Action Against Hunger

Recycling to build a new life

Though Jordan may be a landlocked country in the Middle East, inhabited by more than 10 million people, it is, in some ways, an island of stability in the region. Although it shares its borders with many turbulent neighbours, in recent years, the Hashemite Kingdom has made it a point of honour to maintain peace. […]

Empowering women work program - Action Against Hunger Canada

Empowering women through work programs in Jordan

“To tell you the truth”, says Sameera, “I found myself in this project”. Sameera Al Salaam is from the city of Nawa, Syria. Before fleeing to Jordan, Sameera lived a comfortable life with her husband, a construction worker, and their two children, Sajeda and Ali. “In my house, I had a little garden and a […]

Work program/Argent Contre Travail - Action Against Hunger

Empowering Women and Uniting Communities in Jordan

Photo: Salam Naqaresh working on her sewing machine. Freya Dowson for Action Against Hunger. Since the onset of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, approximately 660,000 people have fled Syria and registered as refugees in Jordan. Due to the constant influx of people from across the border, refugees and Jordanians alike have been struggling with […]

7 years of conflict in Syria: 7-year-old refugees who dream of home

Photo: Syrian refugees in Jordan. Action Against Hunger, Jordan   Seven years ago, the devastating conflict in Syria began. Today, thousands of children, like 7-year-old Kafaá shown below, have lived their entire lives with their country at war.  Millions of Syrians have been displaced — more than half of them are children. Some, born as refugees, have never even seen the country their parents […]

Severe snow rain and wind Action Against Hunger

Working against the clock in Lebanon to protect refugees from severe snow, rain and wind.

Snow storms Norma and Miriam have caused extensive damage over the last week: collapsed tents, blocked roads — all plunged deep under snow. Strong winds and abundant rain and snow have plagued the Bekaa Valley, where Action Against Hunger works. More than 350,000 Syrian refugees live in makeshift camps, and the number has increased since […]

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Cold snap hits Lebanon; conditions worsen for Syrian refugees

On January 6, Winter Storm Norma brought heavy rain and snow, high winds, and frigid temperatures across Lebanon. Some areas were affected by floods, erosion, and heavy snowfall. In Bekaa Valley, where more than 340,000 Syrian refugees live, heavy rains have caused numerous floods, while snow has made road access difficult in more isolated areas. […]