۱۶ آذر ۱۳۹۸ |٩ ربيع الآخر ١٤٤١ | Dec 7, 2019
Birmingham mosque sending team to help Syrian refugees survive winter in Jordan

Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre (GLMCC) will be distributing heaters, fuel, clothing, food parcels and other winter aid.

Hawzah News Agency - A Birmingham mosque is sending a task force to Jordan to help thousands of Syrian refugees survive the winter.

Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre (GLMCC) will be distributing heaters, fuel, clothing, food parcels and other winter aid.

The mosque, in Small Heath, also sent its Green Lane Task Force to offer assistance last year.

The team will be going back this December to continue their work.

A spokesman said: "This year, as the winter sets in, the situation of Syrian and other refugees living in Jordan still raises many concerns including health issues and lack of food.

"Winter in Jordan can be very harsh and include prolonged periods of snow and temperatures below zero.

"Out of the 665,000 Syrians who are estimated to be internally displaced, many have left without adequate clothing and have to stay in makeshift shelters, which leaves them extremely vulnerable to rain, snow and freezing temperatures."

GLMCC says Jordan remains the second largest refugee host per capita worldwide with roughly 750,000 refugees, of 57 different nationalities, according to a UNHCR report released in June.

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