Jordan and Beyond
Refugee Assistance

Tens of thousands of Christian, Yazadi, and other minority groups have fled Iraq due to warfare and persecution over the past decade. Many have gone to Jordan and live in limbo in places such as Amman (the capital). They are unable to go to a United Nations refugee camp for fear of persecution in the camps as well.

Elias Nawawieh leads our effort to provide assistance to refugee families in Amman. In partnership with a local church, we distribute winter supplies to families (jackets, blankets, other clothes) and food packets to new arrivals. In addition, we connect individuals to medical care in crisis situations.

Our newest efforts help refugees start small businesses so they can begin to provide for themselves as they go through the asylum process.

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Kurds Flee Attacks in Syria

They are a people without a country. More than 25 million Kurds live in their ancestral lands of eastern Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran and yet they are not free. In some cases they have been oppressed for decades.

In October, 2019 the fragile balance of power in northern Syria changed overnight and more than 2 million Kurdish men, women, and children are in danger. They are fleeing an invasion by the Turkish military into Syria.

For a video update from Brian Newman on the Crisis: Click Here

The Kurds have few “safe havens” to move to. One of them is the semi-autonomous Kurdish Region of Iraq. This is where The Isaac Ishmael Initiative is partnering with N2N, a local non-profit in the city of Sulaymeniah.

We have launched an emergency assistance project to provide shelter, food, medical care, and other supplies to the displaced who come to Iraq.

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For a comprehensive picture at the Kurdish people, go to:

The Kurdish Project