Mon 07, Sep 2015
15/02/2017 - Through the ACT Alliance, ABM has supported humanitarian relief activities implemented by Lutheran World Federation since 2013. They have done an incredible job, coordinating more than $7 million in aid to assist over 337,000 people over the six years of the crisis. Read more.
04/11/15 - The Most Revd Suheil Dawani shares his thoughts on the situation for refugees in the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem which serves Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Syria and Lebanon. Read article here.
Through our membership with ACT Alliance, ABM is accepting donations in support of other ACT members in the region who are responding to the ongoing refugee crisis. Your support and prayers are much appreciated. This campaign is tax-deductible.
ACNS article - Anglicans respond to global refugee crisis
A new ACT Alliance Syria Humanitarian Response was launched on 28 January 2015 in response to the increasing numbers of refugees fleeing the violent conflicts throughout the Syrian Arab Republic.
ABM does not have an in-country partner in this region but funds the emergency through the ACT (Action by Churches Together) Alliance, which can channel funding from over 140 churches worldwide to member organisations assessed as capable of meeting standards of humanitarian relief.
In late August, 2015, ACT Alliance opened a secretariat in Amman, Jordan.
“A key task for churches and relief organisations is to offer the perspective of hope to the refugees and affected populations,” said Ramzi Zananiri, member of the Governing Board of ACT Alliance representing the Middle East at the launching of the new secretariat.
Gorden Simango, Regional Representative for the Middle East, said: “Together we are stronger,” explaining that ACT Alliance members would be intensifying their collaboration to meet the needs.
There are three ACT Alliance members who have the capacity to respond and are working to deliver humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in the region. ABM funds will go to one of these organisations, the Department of Services to Palestinian Refugees (DSPR).
The Department of Services to Palestinian Refugees is an integral part of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) founded to support Palestinian refugees and needy people in the region. The organisation has served refugees in Jordan since 1952, focusing particularly on women and youth empowerment, child development, environment protection, and health and vocational training.
DSPR is responding to the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan and Lebanon. Humanitarian aid response includes: food security, hygiene kits, nutritional and medical assistance, education, women’s empowerment, shelter and psycho-social support.
(Please don’t forget to write down the Code SY001 and/or the campaign name Syria: Emergency Assistance Fund and include it with your donation.)
Gifts to ABM will be applied to the support of project(s) selected. In the unlikely event of the project being oversubscribed or not proceeding to completion, donations will be applied to a similar project to the one(s) selected.