Organizers from Yardimeli (Helping Hand), based in Istanbul, went to a number of Gaza Refugee Camps in Jordan in order to distribute donations made by Turkish citizens.
They also met with various orphanages & centers to determine needs in order to plan possible future projects.
Yardimeli currently do work in over 30 countries, one of which includes constructing a major orphanage complex in Khartoum.
I was able to witness a portion of the intensive work they do over the first two days of Eid Al Adha - a tiring and rewarding experience and a first-hand testament to the ever-increasing social and political popularity of Turkey in the Arab world.
From the days of Prophet Abraham to modern day Amman, the tradition of Eid Al Adha lives on; to remind of sacrifice, gratitude and faith.
After praying the Eid prayer, the team arrive early at one of the many Gaza Refugee Camps in Amman.
The Yardimeli or ‘Helping Hand’ banner at one of the slaughter sites.
A Yardimeli representative based locally answers questions about the needs and dynamics of the camp.
Children learning their traditions at an early age.
Local farmers present their stock.
Distribution at the Jerash camp (one of the most overcrowded, decent infrastructure-lacking and poorest camps in Jordan).
Residents of the Gaza Refugee Camp in Jerash await their donation eagerly; their desperation a major indication of the inavailability of meat on other days of the year.