Jerusalem Evangelical Outreach
 
 

Demographics

People of the Land

 
 

The Holy Land is a wonderful place to live and work. However, there are many concerning issues we face that require creative approaches to providing solutions.

 
 

Community needs:

 
 

Unemployment

Due to the high rate of unemployment in the Palestinian Territories, Palestinians/Arabs need improved access to education and the labor market.


Poverty

Because one in four people are living below the poverty line, there is a growing need for basic necessities, such as food, clothing, diapers, hygiene products, medicines, etc.


Funding

Inadequate financial investment and restricted development within the community result in few recreational opportunities for young people, leading to boredom, low ambition and antisocial behavior.


Education

Because young people often grow up in a deprived environment, made worse by a weakened education system, limited areas for industry, cultural and language barriers and political tensions, they are dropping out of high school.


ESL

English language skills are limited, even among some high school and college students; this hinders young people, who are seeking jobs and trying to acclimate into the broader society.


 

1/4

total population Living below poverty line


>25%

High school Dropout rate


18%

of children 6-59 months are anemic

 
 

Spiritual needs:

 
 

Hope

Young people frequently say that they have little or no hope for the future.


Assessment

They are often unable to recognize/acknowledge their God-given talents and skills and need help realizing their personal gifts and abilities.


Fellowship

Christian families often feel isolated and suffer from persecution. They need to experience the love of fellow Christians and gather for prayer and fellowship.


 

Resources

There is shortage of ways for people to access Christian music, videos, print/audio Bibles, children’s books and materials in stores, schools, churches or at conferences, digitally and through a variety of social media platforms.


 
 

2%

% of Population in west bank who identify as christian


80%

of Christians in Israel and Palestine identify as Arab

 
 

Help us impact the Holy Land.

 
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