Quested Peace and Mercy CCs in the holy month of Ramadan

1 September 2010, 4:58 PM
Quested Peace and Mercy CCs in the holy month of Ramadan

Since URI reaches the unreached, the URI folks decided to distribute food packages in Al Azraq, a small town located in the central-eastern of Jordan around 140 km from the center of Amman. According to the Jordan National Census of 2004, the population of Azraq was 9,000 persons, of whom 7,625 (84.5%) were Jordanian citizens and most of them are Druze and Chechnya. It is one of the poorest areas in Jordan.

Members from Quested Peace and Mercy CCs started working on assembling the food packages one day before the event. On Saturday 29 August 2010, they moved to Al Azraq to meet a local volunteer, the school principal, who took them to the needy families.

The activities of CCs in Jordan always reflect the mission of URI by alleviating hardships of people, especially during the holy month of Ramadan, since Ramadan is the time of remembering the poor and the needy. Charity projects are a big part of the celebration of the month of Ramadan.