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November 20, 2020

November Field Notes from Helena

American FRRME- COVID-19 Relief Strategy Update: American FRRME has continued to implement all government-imposed criteria necessary to safely reopen The Olive Tree Center. This includes hand sanitizer being mounted on walls, regular cleaning, mask-wearing, regulation of class and center attendance, and social distancing implemented in all classes. Olive Tree Center COVID-19 Update: Due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases in Jordan, lockdowns and Internet restrictions have continued. Complete lockdown started on Tuesday, November 10th, and will remain in place until determined by the government. American FRRME is doing all we can to provide hope and mental health initiatives during this challenging time. The Olive Tree Center’s ability to remain open has been instrumental and has provided much-needed support and hope. Depression across the country is on the rise, and safely enabling refugees to get out of their very small accommodation and give them activities and classes to engage in has been invaluable. Olive Tree Center Updates: English language (conversation […]

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October 26, 2020

Please Join Us On Facebook Live To Pay Respects To General David E. Greer

American Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East invites you to join us on Facebook Live to pay our respects to our former Executive Director, Brigadier General David E. Greer.  General Greer passed away on July 30th, 2020 in Santa Cruz, California. He was 69 years old.  A native of Memphis, David graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery Corps. He served on active duty and in […]

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October 16, 2020

Field Notes from Helena

American FRRME- COVID-19 Relief Strategy Update: American FRRME has continued to implement all government-imposed criteria necessary to safely reopen Olive Tree Center. This includes hand sanitizer being mounted on walls, regular cleaning, mask-wearing, regulation of class and center attendance, and social distancing implemented in all classes.   Olive Tree Center as a Relief Hub During COVID-19 and Update: Local churches remain open and the masks being produced at the Olive Tree Center are vital in order to enable refugees to go to […]

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October 13, 2020

Good News From The Harsham Soccer Project

Three years ago American Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East started funding the Harsham Soccer Project to restore the soccer field in the Harsham Internally Displaced People’s Camp in northern Iraq.  The soccer field was completed in 2019 and since then at least 250 children play on it every month! Unfortunately, the soccer field has been closed for much of 2020 due to COVID-19. Now the field is back open, the boys are playing soccer again and […]

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September 16, 2020

Children In The Middle East Don’t Have Access To Remote Learning

The past few months have been filled with debate over the reopening of schools and universities. Many schools are adopting a hybrid approach of part-time classes and remote learning and some are entirely remote due to COVID-19. Due to these circumstances, education is not available to all children. Not all families can afford to have a computer, internet access, or a stable home environment to ensure their children are all able to do their schoolwork. These challenges are especially common […]

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