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
Hevi NGO Receives DTP’s
Telafer, a town near Mosul was recently liberated from ISIS. Hevi NGO works to provide IDP’s assistance in treating health conditions, whether acute or chronic. Today, 14 August 2017, Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation is again providing Hevi NGO with a means to help those suffering and in need of medical aid.
As part of the on-going community involvement initiative Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation is committed to working directly with community partners in need of resources that help poor people, IDP’s and others in need.
Spring of Hope Foundation Receives Support
On 3 August 2015 REPAK, the Kurdish Women’s Relations Office based in Erbil published this statement on the one-year anniversary of the ISIS attack on Sinjar/Shengal, which led to a horrific massacre in which thousands of Yezidi people were killed, thousands taken into sexual slavery and many more thousands were displaced.
Imagine living every day fearful that if you return home you will be killed and tortured. That is how Jassem Mohammed Mahmwood, 20 years old feels. He refused to enter the ISIS army and is now a wanted man, to be killed if found.
Tortured by ISIS
For refugees, life in a camp is already very difficult, but it is made even more difficult when they are sick or injured. Medical care in general is sparse, with little access to health services and even less access to hospitals of any kind, people often suffer with no alternatives but to just “live with” the condition afflicting them.“I was put in prison and tortured every day, ISIS hung me by my hands for hours and hit me with cables, I was put in a dark room” relayed Mohammed Hussain Omar from Mosul.
14 year-old Hazem has 4 brothers and 1 sister, his father has but 1 kidney and needs medical attention. They came from Mosul and it took two days to reach Hasan Sham U2 Refugee Camp. It was very hard for them, but they escaped ISIS.
Each person’s life tells a story, each story is a unique experience that when shared gives others perspectives that are new or shared in some way. This is Samira’s story, a 50-year- old refugee from Mosul, Iraq living in Bahrka Camp in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Roadside Sleeping and Constant Fear
In Harsham Refugee Camp, 8 year-old Ammar Salim recounts how he and his family came to be here. “We came from Mosul where we were happy until ISIS arrived, we escaped and slept on the roadside, we were always afraid ISIS would catch us. It took one year to reach Harsham Camp.”