They are innocent victims of
an unwanted war
It all began when ISIS attacked Syria and Mosul in 2013 and 2014
Kurdistan, with its population of 5 million, has received over 2 million refugees in less than one year as a result of armed conflict in the region. The refugees are mostly regular people (IDPs) from Southern Iraq, and include refugees from Syria.
There are more than 600 000 children, most of whom are malnourished and without proper shoes or warm clothes. All the refugees are urgently in need of warm clothing, shoes, sleeping bags, food, and medical care.
BHHF’s primary objective is to save lives and maintain human dignity
Our goals are simple and humane: we want to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity, as well as to give the most vulnerable group (refugee children) hope for the future since they did not ask for what has happened to them.
BHHF has provided humanitarian aid since 2015 to approximately 0.5 million refugees. But it’s not just about money for aid itself, since we mostly need help in covering the transportation costs.
Iraqi Kurdistan or Southern Kurdistan, officially known as the Kurdistan Region, is the only autonomous region of Iraq. It borders the Kurdish regions of Iran to the east, Turkey to the north, and Syria to the west, along with the rest of Iraq to the south.
In Kurdistan there are currently approximately 2 million refugees distributed over three provinces: Erbil, Duhok and Sulaimaniyah. There are 0.8 million of them in Duhok alone (where the population before their arrival was less than 1.2 million).
While Europe is concerned about the thousands of refugees who have been knocking on their door, the Kurdish regional government has been proud to give asylum to nearly 2 million refugees in less than a year, distributed in dozens of camps in three provinces.
You can help, even 1€ helps. We would appreciate any help in the form of covering transport costs from Europe to Kurdistan or providing refugees with blankets, sleeping bags, tents, or any humanitarian help. A child’s monthly food would cost no more than $50.