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Alice Seeley

Meet Leka and Ashwaq

In 2014, sisters Leka and Ashwaq fled to Jordan from Qaraqosh when ISIS invaded. Leka has 3 sons and a daughter, Ban. She was only a few weeks pregnant at the time with her youngest son, Androus “Nando.” Nando only…

10 years later…

This month marks 10 years since the Syrian civil war began. For most Syrians, the past 10 years have been the hardest of their lives. Since the start of the war,  more than 380,000 Syrians have been killed and a…

Healing Through Music

The Olive Tree Center in Madaba, Jordan offers several different types of therapy and classes including music therapy and lessons to the refugee community, as music is a wonderful tool for healing. Many refugees have witnessed horrific events or lost…

The Pope is coming to Iraq!

On Friday, March 5th, Pope Francis will make history by being the first pope to visit Iraq. The Pope will arrive in Baghdad, where American FRRME funds St. George’s medical and dental clinic. Through his visit, Pope Francis hopes to…

Field Notes From Helena

  American FRRME- COVID-19 Relief Strategy Update: There has been an increase in COVID-19 cases due to a new strain of the virus being detected in Jordan. The quarantine period is no longer required for international travel as long as…

Seeds of Hope

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the refugees American FRRME supports in Jordan remain resilient. They continue to teach that through these tough times, faith, patience, fortitude, friendship, and hope for better times will overcome the fear of the unknown…