In a complex environment like the Middle East, it is important to not only use direct military solutions but also to look at ways to address underlying causes of instability – poverty, lack of education, and lack of basic government services. All of these issues make vulnerable communities more susceptible to the influence of extremist groups.
Here are two ways you can help.
Jordan – educational supplies for refugees and impoverished locals
US advisors are working with their Jordanian military partners to outfit a school for Syrian refugees and poor Jordanian students with basic supplies like whiteboards in order to improve educational opportunities for at-risk youth. Learn more and get involved here.
Lebanon – metal detectors and better security for refugee processing
A US team is partnering with the Lebanese military to safeguard a refugee processing center in northern Lebanon, the area most impacted by Syrians fleeing the war in their country. Read the whole story and join the effort here.
Thank you for your support. It’s great having you as partners in the effort to help our men and women overseas make the world a safer, more peaceful place!
All the best,
The Spirit of America Team