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IRAQ UPDATE:
Jordan Struggles With a Flood of Iraqi Refugees Posted: Sep 22 2014 3:42PM

CNEWA is partnering with the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, such as Sister Antoinette, shown here on the left distributing clothes to Iraqi refugees. (photo: CNEWA)

In spite of the lack of resources, Jordanians are still receiving Iraqi Christian refugees. Our team in Amman has visited the many parish centers housing these families. Here is what we have learned:

Many refugees are crowded into small spaces, with little privacy. (photo: CNEWA)

Sister Antoinette and parish volunteers help distribute mattresses — gifts from CNEWA’s benefactors — to newly arrived refugees. (photo: CNEWA)

CNEWA has responded to these needs with an initial disbursement of $72,500 in funds to five parish centers. Among other things, the funds are providing water, electricity, food, clothing, health care and psychological treatment to refugees.

The need remains great. Please visit @VVVV-1 to learn how you can help these refugees.

This young father was beaten and his leg smashed by ISIS before he was able to flee to Jordan.
(photo: CNEWA)