On January 26, 2021, the Intl. WeLoveU Foundation, led by Honorary Chairwoman Zahng Gil-jah, provided the Jordanian Embassy in Korea with COVID-19 prevention supplies and medical expense for patients with intractable diseases. A donation delivery ceremony was held at the WeLoveU Headquarters in Pangyo, Gyeonggi-do, Rep. of Korea, in the presence of Honorary Chairwoman Zahng Gil-jah, board members of the WeLoveU, and the Jordanian Ambassador to Korea H.E. Adel Mohammad Adaileh and his wife.
The WeLoveU decides to help vulnerable groups in Jordan suffering difficulties caused by COVID-19
About a year has passed since the World Health Organization [WHO] declared the COVID-19 a pandemic. As the global spread of COVID-19 continues unabated, there have been 330,000 confirmed cases in Jordan, and there are also cases of variant infection, which leads to more concerns. The Jordanian government focused on securing the COVID-19 vaccine and implemented strong prevention guidelines.
The problem is that the life of vulnerable groups in Jordan has become difficult as the preventive measures such as curfew and overall telecommuting have continued. In particular, fears of job insecurity and financial difficulties have increased for refugees residing in Jordan. The Jordanian government set out to prepare measures such as establishing new organizations to help them. Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization [JHCO], a non-profit relief organization, also supports vulnerable groups amid the COVID-19 in cooperation with the government.
The WeLoveU decided to help Jordan, a refugee host country, overcome the difficulties caused by COVID-19. The WeLoveU has been helping Syrian refugees in Jordan by maintaining an association with the Jordanian Embassy in Korea through diverse well-being activities. In 2018, the WeLoveU signed a Memorandum of Understanding [MOU] with the JHCO to carry out a wider range of humanitarian relief efforts.
Support with COVID-19 preventive hygiene kits and medical expense
What is most urgent for those whose livelihoods are at stake in the pandemic are COVID-19 prevention supplies and hygiene products that can protect them from the virus. At the donation delivery ceremony, Honorary Chairwoman Zahng Gil-jah promised to provide 747 hygiene kits (worth 20,000 USD) and medical expense of 20 million KRW [approx. 16,700 USD] to the Jordanian Embassy in Korea. The medical expense will be used to help Jordanian patients with intractable diseases, who are suffering from sudden illness while staying in Korea.
I’m happy to be able to support them even in the difficult situation of the COVID-19 crisis. Giving and receiving help has led us to a good relationship, creating a family-like bond. We will continue to give love and help out in the future.Honorary Chairwoman Zahng Gil-jah of the Intl. WeLoveU Foundation
Jordanian Ambassador to Korea H.E. Adel Mohammad Adaileh responded, “The WeLoveU has provided us with what we just needed. The WeLoveU’s love for the world always sets a good example. I believe that such a helping hand will make our future bright and create a beautiful world where everyone will want to live in.”
For Jordanian neighbors’ safety from COVID-19
JHCO prepared COVID-19 prevention supplies to deliver to the people in Jordan with the support of the WeLoveU. Hygiene kits were well packed with face masks, hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, detergent, etc. necessary for daily prevention and personal hygiene. On the 27th, the WeLoveU’s COVID-19 prevention supplies delivery ceremony was held at Ashrafieh Cultural Complex in Amman, Jordan. WeLoveU members and JHCO officials delivered hygiene kits to 50 beneficiaries. On February 2 and 3, the remaining 697 hygiene kits were delivered to vulnerable groups and Syrian refugees in Amman, Irbid, Mafraq, Madaba, Jerash, and Ajloun.
Due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, socio-economic damage is increasing in all countries around the world. The WeLoveU will continue international cooperation through various channels to help neighbors around the world who are left out from COVID-19 measures.
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