Syrian refugee children clap and sing about the birth of Jesus before their meal
Christmas for Refugees
Christmas events for Iraqi and Syrian Christian refugee children began in Jordan In 2013 and expanded to Lebanon in 2014 and Iraq in 2015. The Christmas programs last several hours and include Gospel themed puppet shows, games, and Christmas carols. Gospel themed coloring books and work books are distributed to the children who also receive a the traditional hot meal served at Christmas. Each child takes home a gift to the family of food staples, hygiene product packages and/or blankets depending upon region.