JOA Relief Efforts 2015

Help for Afghanistan Earthquake Victims - 2015

In response to the recent devastating earthquake in Afghanistan, the Jerrahi Order of America wired $25,000 from our Zakat fund to ATCE (Afghan Turk Cag Educational NGO) on October 28, 2015

The funds went to supply the following supplies to victims:

  • 1000 blankets
  • 2 tons of flour
  • 2 tons of noodles
  • 2 tons of sugar
  • 2 tons of beans
  • 1000 (1k.) containers of tomato paste
  • 1000 (2lt) bottles of oil
  • 2 tons of bulghur or rice

September 2015

According to our contact, Ahmet Favad, this is one of the worst earthquakes Afghanistan has ever experienced. Over 7,000 victims have lost their homes.

Report on Aid to Gaza - 2015

October 16, 2015

The Jerrahi Order of America has just sent $24,000 to furnish snacks for an after-school remedial program in Gaza that serves 1000 young children, many of whom come from very poor families. The program is held for 2 hours, 6 days a week, and will continue until the end of May. The request from the organization CFTA explained that many children are suffering from malnutrition and anemia in addition to having learning challenges, so that a snack after school can really make a difference in their health and ability to learn.

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September 2015

On the occasion of the Eid al Adha, The Jerrahi Order of America, in partnership with Connect Children Now, provided 600 refugee families with sweets and a variety of essential food items consisting of canned tuna fish, sardines, processed cheese and bread packs. The project was implemented in Al Sahel camp in the northern region of Lebanon where there is a high concentration of refugee families and children, and little aid provided by other organizations. The project offered relief for the poorest refugee families, as many had not had any meat since the Ramadan Eid. Parents and children were very thankful to receive nutritious food to mark the holiday.

Working with Defense for Children International / Connect Children Now - June 2015

The Jerrahi Order of America is working with “Defense for Children International/ Connect Children Now” to supply food to Syrian refugees in Lebanese camps.

On June 11, representatives of the aid organization went to three camps: Kwashra, Kousier and Zahraman, to distribute 1860 food packets, which each contained:

  • 2kg of dry beans or chick peas or fava beans
  • 2lt of Oil
  • 1 kg of Tomato Paste
  • 3 kg Rice or Bulgur (cracked wheat)
  • 3 kg Flour
  • 2 kg Sugar
  • Powdered milk for babies

We learned that the UNHCR has reduced its food services to these camps by 40%. One elderly woman said, “ I have been borrowing sugar lately from the next neighbourhood, God has sent you to us".