Caritas Jordan continues its Winter Campaign in Ajloun Governorate

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Caritas Jordan continues its Winter Campaign in Ajloun Governorate

By Munir Bayouk/ en.abouna.org

Caritas Jordan has continued its Winter Campaign of humanitarian aid with the aim of giving a helping hand to the largest possible number of families in Jordan. A Caritas team located in Jerash presented humanitarian aid in the framework of the Winter Campaign, in cooperation with Wadi Al Joud Charitable Society and in the presence of its president Ms. Rana Rabadi.

Within the framework of the campaign aid was presented to over 100 families. It constituted 200 blankets, 100 health kit, and 100 Food parcels.

Caritas Jordan’s long tradition of working on behalf of the poor and vulnerable commenced in 1967 when it responded to the humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees fleeing their native country after the Six Day War. Since the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948, Jordan has been considered the safest and closest haven for Palestinian refugees coming from the West Bank. To date, hundreds of thousands of immigrants have crossed Jordanian borders.

Since its establishment, Caritas Jordan has evolved into a broader organization that makes its contribution by fighting poverty and supporting the social development of Jordanian society in various areas, providing assistance and services to around 100,000 people per year. Caritas has faced many challenges. In addition to the refugee crisis, inflation and inequality have grown rapidly in the country. Unemployment has now become chronic, as the prices of basic goods are steadily rising. At the same time, Caritas continues to respond to major emergencies stemming from conflicts all around the Middle East region, working in close cooperation with other local and international organizations.

Caritas Jordan has 22 centers spread across the country, in order to serve many people in the northern, southern and central regions of Jordan. Ideally, the centers include GP clinics, dental clinics, child-friendly spaces and rooms for training and capacity building. The centers receive all humanitarian cases and provide the necessary health, education, humanitarian, awareness-raising and counseling services. Its main programs come within the areas of Primary Health Care, Refugees and Migrant Workers Services, Humanitarian Assistance for Jordanians, Volunteers and Youth, and Emergency Response for Refugees.
Caritas Jordan has a staff of 450 employees and nearly 3,000 volunteers. It frequently collaborates with and receives support from members of the global Caritas network including Caritas Germany, Catholic Relief Services, Caritas Japan, CORDAID (Caritas Netherlands), Caritas Denmark and Caritas Canada.

In 2017, Caritas Jordan celebrated its 50th anniversary with a continuous process of solidarity, love and giving; 50 years of building bridges, healing wounds and mending hearts; 50 years of a process that started in our tolerant country and is unlikely to finish.

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:26
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