|Pastor Kim Jang-hwan (far left) meets with workers at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. (Far East Broadcasting Corporation)|
Former president of the Baptist World Alliance Pastor Kim Jang-hwan, who is visiting the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, on Tuesday met with King Abdullah of Jordan to discuss plans to enhance cooperation between the two countries.
There are currently 63,710 Syrian refugees who have fled to the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Kim, also known as Billy Kim, who currently serves as the director of the Far East Broadcasting Corporation, a Christian radio broadcasting ministry, visited the refugee camp in the hope of finding a way to help raise funds.
“We are in desperate need of help from the international community,” said camp manager Mahmoud Alomoush. “What these people need the most are sheds to protect them from the cold.”
Around 40 percent of the refugees are children. Pastor Kim has pledged to do all that he can to support the camp in obtaining the necessary funds needed to provide refugees with more shelter.
“The funds that we are raising to construct a new FEBC building will be temporarily postponed to concentrate on finding sheds for these refugees as soon as possible,” Kim said. “Something that may be very small to us can mean the world to the lives of one family here.”
By Julie Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org