Our adopted home of Jordan is facing a serious humanitarian crisis. The number of Syrian refugees that have crossed our borders is mind-boggling. I recently read in this article from The Atlantic that the scale of refugees that have crossed into Jordan in recent years is comparable in scale to the entire country of Canada crossing into the United States all at once. Jordan is now also facing Iraqi refugees and may very soon face Palestinian refugees crossing its borders. Injured Palestinians from Gaza are already being treated at King Hussein Hospital in Amman.
As an international community, we often see images in the media that stir our hearts. We want to help, but don’t know how. My son Ben is attempting to alleviate some of the problem by using his Eagle Scout project as a way to help refugees in Jordan. He is seeking donations, every penny of which will go toward purchasing school kits for refugee children that are attending Jordanian public schools.
If you are inclined to help, here’s your chance. Click here to read more about his project.