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Quilts, School Kits, and Baby Care Kits Bring Hope and Warmth to Syrian Refugees in Jordan

09:25 Dec 17 2012 Mafraq, Jordan

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Za'atari refugee camp was opened by the Jordanian government in July 2012 and now houses over 30,000 Syrian refugees. These refugees fled Syria with the escalation of the Syrian civil war. At Za'atari, refugees must live with the sweltering summer heat, limited facilities, choking dust-filled winds, cold nights, lack of schools and activities for children, and insufficient shelters.

Quilts will be distributed to warm Syrian refugee families at night, especially as winter approaches. School Kits will provide educational resources for children when the schools open, and Baby Care Kits will help the parents of the approximately 5,000 refugee babies keep their children healthy. The camp also estimates that around 300 women in the camp are pregnant; Baby Care Kits will go to them, too.


Partner: Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

Estimated number of recipients: 30,000

Departure: October 10, 2012
Arrival: November 26, 2012

Latest: Materials arrived. Distributions have begun. Please check back for more information.
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