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In recent months, the significant rise in food prices has hindered the ability of Syrian refugees living in refugee camps in Jordan to source and obtain affordable food. With many at risk of going hungry, Life for Relief and Development stepped in to distribute food baskets throughout the Zarqa, Hittin, Irbid, and Mafraq refugee camps in Jordan. A total of 773 families received the baskets containing 2 kilos of rice, 10 kilos of sugar, 2 kilos of lentils, 1/2 kilo of tea, and 3 liters of frying oil.

For students at Busovaca Mixed High School, a lack of computers and IT equipment inhibited their education in computer science. To ensure students could learn computer science, LIFE for Relief in Development donated 20 laptops, mouses, and headphones and a motorized projector to the school. The laptops and the projector are now utilized by 300 students.

For years, healthcare institutions in the Bamako area have lacked adequate medical supplies, leaving doctors and nurses in the area unable to treat many of their patients. One of these institutions is the Center de Sante de Reference de la Commune II, located in Bamako. To ensure that medical professionals are able to treat their community, LIFE for Relief and Development delivered medical supplies to the center and the dispensaries underneath it.

On March 25, 2022, the Ibrahim Khalilullah Community Center, sponsored by LIFE, opened in Malicounda Bambara, in Mbour. The center's floor plan was expanded by 96 square meters with restrooms and wudu (prayer) areas built to accommodate more members of the community. The center will serve a community of more than 1,500 people.

In January 2022, a snowstorm in northern Syria caused significant damage to the Sheikh Bahr Alkada and Kelly Madajin Mustafa Albish refugee camps in Idlib, putting refugees at risk due to the low temperatures and exposure to snow and ice. LIFE for Relief and Development organized a winterization project to provide refugees with heavy blankets. One blanket was given to each family, and those with more than five members per family received two blankets. In all, 19,642 individuals were reached by the winterization project.

On March 25, 2022, the Ibrahim Khalilullah Community Center, sponsored by LIFE, opened in Malicounda Bambara, in Mbour. The center's floor plan was expanded by 96 square meters with restrooms and wudu (prayer) areas built to accommodate more members of the community. The center will serve a community of more than 1,500 people.

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