Halabja Province has never been recognized as such by the Iraqi government, there is no budget for it and no funds are allocated to Halabja for operations of any kind. Most essential for this Province are not only a working provincial council and governor but essential services for the residents, including being able to obtain medications.
Generally, NGO’s provide support to refugee camps, other organizations working on the ground in a particular area or through other charitable organizations. In this case, Halabja Province Drug Store is an unlikely receiver of such NGO assistance as it does not “fit the normal profile” of places NGO’s cover. Yet, Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation builds another uncommon pathway toward ensuring their mission to help poor people and those most in need by forging a relationship with Halabja Province Drug Store. The Drug Store is responsible to provide the residents of this province with medications necessary for the public’s health and well-being; however, they have been unable to do so as they lack essential medications. On 17 July 2017, Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation provided a truckload of medication valued at approximately $104,000 to the Halabja Drug Store. We plan to continue building these successful pathways toward a future of hope. To help, see bringhope.info