Mohammed Omer Ali is 10 years old, he lives with his mother, father, 5 year old sister and 1 year old brother in Kawergows Refugee Camp in Iraqi Kurdistan. They hail from a place formerly known as Rojava or as it is now called Derik Syria. The family fled their city to escape ISIS. They simply walked away without any water, food or belongings. Mohammed says, “It was very hard.” Now they have been living in the refugee camp for 4 years and need everything, more food, more clean water, more clothes and some way for them to make a living, some way for his father to support his family, some way to break the cycle of just existing day to day in a tent in a camp without proper living conditions. 4 years is a long time to just “exist”, how long does it take to lose hope, how long does it take to simply “give up” any prospect of living a “decent life”? I don’t know the answer to this question, I wish though, that my organization could do more for the people who see life through the eyes of a refugee tent.
Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation once again delivered clothes and other items to Kawergows Camp where we met this young boy who hopes to be an engineer one day. How do we make his dreams come true? At 10 years old, he has hope and he should continue to explore his dreams and dream as big as possible, but we as a society must also look at the condition this great migration of people has caused. We as a global society must build a new normal for those who have been displaced by war or by fear of physical bodily harm. Can anyone reading this believe a new normal should be life in a refugee camp? If we can build skyscrapers, can we not build a better society for the young people to grow up and prosper in? If peace is something we cherish, shouldn’t we build a prosperous, peaceful society? To help those suffering in refugee camps, see bringhope.info