Robert Granke, CLWR’s executive director, visited with Syrian refugees in late November. Here’s his note back to Canada on the experience:
“We had a terrific visit in Jordan. The highlight was a visit to the north where we went to the Za’atari refugee camp and met with the Alammarie family.
They have been in the camp for about seven months and are struggling to manage for a family of eight – the mother, father, grandmother and five children.
There were no real complaints, even though they are living in tents and the rain soils their tent and belongings. Winter will be tough for them. I can tell you that the Canadian sweaters will be a godsend.
Their children are in school. It’s been a difficult adjustment but they have a positive attitude. It’s families like this that we are making a difference for.
Everyone is so grateful for your support. You need to know that Canadian Lutheran World Relief is very much appreciated and all your support is making a real difference in the lives of Syrian refugees.
Thanks so much. Please extend my sincere appreciation to all!”
Our prayers are with Syrian refugees especially now, as a winter storm hits the Middle East. Your support has helped refugees prepare for winter in Jordan, and ongoing work there is also supporting these efforts.
Please click here to read the whole news brief for December 2013, including an update on Typhoon Haiyan relief and the sweater drive for Syrian refugees, information on an important new refugee sponsorship opportunity, our Advent calendar, Christmas greetings and more.