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..."
School is out. These girls had morning classes and are now heading to their shelters. They had just received little fold up desks from us to bring home.
Education is a Right.
oing to school, unfortunately, is a privilege that a lot of children in the world are missing out on. Either due to poverty or due to war and conflict or other reasons. Education is a right.
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..."
Rivers of Imagination
These girls met each other here in the camp and make their own playground and own rules. The only reason they met was because of the war. Their families fled Syria and tried to find safety here in the camp.
“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.
Proper Health Care is a Priority
People that are trying to find safety and have lost the roof over their heads, wether it is due to war & violence or natural disasters, are at greater risk of injury and contracting diseases.
All Children Should be Able to Play
It’s hard for most of us to imagine growing up without a safe space to play, without your friends or toys. If you had to say goodbye to a toy it was because it was broken and it was replaced with a new one.
Donors & Collaboration are of Immeasurable Value
In a lot of our stories you read about the different distributions we have but none of that would happen without great collaboration and donations from all over the world.
Distributions are Making a Difference
As you might know by now we do many different distributions. Often each distribution focusses on a few specific items or a specific category of items.
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.
Oral Hygiene Sessions
Listening to people, hearing them and understanding their needs is one of the most important things to do. Only when you listen you will find out how to help them best.
Everyone Deserves Help Equally - Another Special Distribution
Each and every one of us are equal. At least that’s what we believe. We all deserve to be happy, healthy and safe. And when non of that is a guarantee, whether it is because of illness, war, unstable political climates or poverty, we all deserve equal help and assistance.
Enabling Children to Participate in School for a Better Future
Living in a refugee camp is challenging in many ways. Getting access to proper health care, basic aid and even access to proper education are just one of many extra struggles people have to face.
Something as Simple as Clothes Can Make a Huge Impact
Our team on the ground see a lot of children who have lost one parent due to war and conflict. Some even lost both parents.
More Treatments Donated for Cancer Patients
Some things are harder to talk about than others. Things like diseases, illness and disabilities. But most of us are confronted with it one way or another. Cancer for example is a disease that made its way into the lives of many of us.
Always Trying to Find the Best Ways to Help
For a lot of us it’s hard to imagine what it must feel like to fear for your life on a daily basis. We can’t begin to imagine having to leave our home, family, friends, job, education and belongings behind without knowing where to go or what the future holds for us.
Easter Celebration and Distribution for Families Without Husbands & Fathers
Our Bring Hope team in Erbil visited one of the most important places in Ankawa, a suburb of Erbil. The team visited 25 widows whose husbands were killed by IS.