- Personal stories
Sharing and Caring With and For Each Other.
We take care of each other here. We’re family. Actually she is my daughter in law but the rest are chosen family. We’ve come from different places.
Worries of a Mother
“He was born with this fish like skin. But it was treatable. We had check-ups on a regular basis and the right medicines. But we had to leave all that behind to find safety here..."
Helping Each Other
The rain season was just about to start when these men stabilized their housing units, in the Basirma Camp in Iraqi Kurdistan, and made sure the roof and walls won’t leak.
The Connection Between Each Other
“I was a barber before I got to this camp and didn’t want to feel useless or do nothing so I opened up this little improvised barbershop. It’s not much but I get by. Men don’t come here just for a haircut..."
“Our families have been living here for about 5 years now. We had to leave our homes in Syria. It wasn’t a choice we wanted to make. But we wanted to live so we had to choose safety and fled from IS..."
“I had to walk a couple of miles while being in labor”
ecently I visited different IDP* and refugee camps in Iraq & Iraqi Kurdistan and talked to a lot of people who fled from war and violence. One of the camps I’ve visited was Basirma Camp in the north of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Dreams and Hope are Invaluable
Our team on the ground in Erbil work really hard to make sure all our projects and distributions run smoothly. They spend a lot of time on the ground in various refugee camps.
Escaping Brings Tragedy Then Hope
“It was a dark night when suddenly the sky became like day, it was colorful from the shots and gunpowder. We were suddenly attacked by armed men wearing black clothes, they were frightening and looked like horrible shapes with long beards.” This is recounted from Ahmed Ali, a 12-year-old boy
Born in 1951, she is 67 years old with ten children. She lost her husband in 1991 when her oldest son was 12 years.
My Father Volunteered to Fight
Medya is 36 years old. Her father Jawhaer Bapir Hamadamin was an actor, but in 1991 he volunteered to fight in the Kurdish revolution.
A Father’s Story
Kareen Salh Bapir was born in 1940. His son Mohamad Kareen Salh was just 19 years old when he passed fighting in the Kurdish revolution in the south of Kurdistan in 1991.
This is Jwan Rasul Ahmad, she is 42 years old and lives with her mother and single brother.
Mohammed’s Story - Supporting International Childhood Cancer Day
15 February 2018 is International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) and Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation visited Nanakali Hospital to distribute toys and gifts for the children here.
Fatima Abdel Karim is 39 years old. Fatima has two boys, Dirsem, 15 and Bland, 9 who live with her in Basirma Refugee Camp.
Family of Ten Desperate
There are ten people who escaped Syria, one husband did not, he died. Their mother, Mrs. Fawzia Amin Khalil spoke to Bring Hope asking for help, she is alone with all her children and they have nothing.
It Took Two Years to Receive Help
Wlat refused to fight for the Syrian regime, for this he was burned on his back. He and his wife Bashar escaped somehow and made their way out of Qamishlo to Iraqi Kurdistan. They had to walk so many kilometers, it was exhausting.
I am Ishak Talal and I am 16 years old. There are 8 people in my family and we now live in Baharka Refugee Camp. We left our home in Hasaka Syria 3 years ago but I don’t remember too much because it was terrible, too much war and pain.
I am Fatima and I am 12 years old. I have 7 siblings and we left our home in Salah Aldeen because of ISIS attacks on our city and the daily dropping of bombs. We had no electricity and no food, we were all starving.
sama is just 3 years old; his mom and dad are both aged 22 they come from the city of Alanbar where they fled ISIS in 2014. Their town was surrounded by bombings and when they found a chance to escape they did and made their way to Iraqi Kurdistan.
A Canadian truck loaded with humanitarian aid made its way to refugees in Kawrgosk Refugee Camp where little Habiba received soup along with some clothes, shoes and toys from Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation. Her face tells the story of happiness when she received the package.
Mom and Dad Both had Operations
My mom needed an operation on her back and her health is still not good. My dad had an operation on his knee and he lays in bed and can’t work. My family fled Syria because our home was destroyed by bombs, everything we ever had was destroyed, nothing is left. We came from Qamishlo Syria and now live in Kawrgosk Refugee Camp in Iraqi Kurdistan.