- Personal Stories
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
Born in 1951, she is 67 years old with ten children. She lost her husband in 1991 when her oldest son was 12 years.
My Father Volunteered to Fight
Medya is 36 years old. Her father Jawhaer Bapir Hamadamin was an actor, but in 1991 he volunteered to fight in the Kurdish revolution.
A Father’s Story
Kareen Salh Bapir was born in 1940. His son Mohamad Kareen Salh was just 19 years old when he passed fighting in the Kurdish revolution in the south of Kurdistan in 1991.
This is Jwan Rasul Ahmad, she is 42 years old and lives with her mother and single brother.
Fatima Abdel Karim is 39 years old. Fatima has two boys, Dirsem, 15 and Bland, 9 who live with her in Basirma Refugee Camp.
Family of Ten Desperate
There are ten people who escaped Syria, one husband did not, he died. Their mother, Mrs. Fawzia Amin Khalil spoke to Bring Hope asking for help, she is alone with all her children and they have nothing.
I am Ishak Talal and I am 16 years old. There are 8 people in my family and we now live in Baharka Refugee Camp. We left our home in Hasaka Syria 3 years ago but I don’t remember too much because it was terrible, too much war and pain.
I am Fatima and I am 12 years old. I have 7 siblings and we left our home in Salah Aldeen because of ISIS attacks on our city and the daily dropping of bombs. We had no electricity and no food, we were all starving.
Mom and Dad Both had Operations
My mom needed an operation on her back and her health is still not good. My dad had an operation on his knee and he lays in bed and can’t work. My family fled Syria because our home was destroyed by bombs, everything we ever had was destroyed, nothing is left. We came from Qamishlo Syria and now live in Kawrgosk Refugee Camp in Iraqi Kurdistan.
From Eliya Syria
Khazal is only 2 years old, both her mom and dad are 22 years old. They fled the Syrian Regime in 2013 after their town was surrounded. They lived in a small village outside of Qamishlo called Eliya, it has been completely destroyed.
The Names Change, the Story is the Same
The people of Qamishlo Syria suffered a lot. Mohammed Ahmed Murad is 12 years old, he has 7 family members. His siblings are aged 17, 16, twin 15-year old’s, and a 6-year-old sister. Mohammed tells Bring Hope staff how his family left Qamishlo Syria because bombs were dropping on his city every day, there was no electricity and no food. His family was starving.
The Exodus from Syria
They walked from Qamishlo Syria after the city was surrounded by the Syrian Army who tried to make them all starve to death. Ahmed tells Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation how hard it was to walk so far but they finally made it to Iraqi Kurdistan and now he goes to school and he really likes school.
Since I was 20 years old I have lived in Kawrgosk Refugee Camp in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan. I have been here 5 years. My husband is 30 years old and has gotten a simple job just to make a bit of money to help the family. I have a 4 and 2-year-old who have known no other life but this refugee camp.
“I Feel People Love Us”
Avin’s mom passed away from illness and her dad died when a damaged building collapsed on him. Now she lives with her siblings in Kawrgosk Refugee Camp where we met her 27 August 2017.
When Bombs Dropped We Left
I live with my mom, dad and three siblings. We left Qamishli Syria in 2013 because of dropping bombs by the Syrian regime on our city.
We Walked Out of Qamishly Syria
Rojda tells Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation staff that her family was afraid of being captured by ISIS, so they walked out of Qamishly Syria with only the clothes on their backs.
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.
I Want to Learn English
Farhad Xayri lives in Bajid Kandal Refugee Camp near Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan. He is from Syba Village near Shengal. Farhad told Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation about how he and his family were lucky to find a way to escape ISIS when they entered his village, but now they live in a very bad situation.
On 6 August 2017 is it possible that people are still starving? The answer is an unbelievable yes. In Bajid Kandal Refugee Camp in Duhok Province of Iraqi Kurdistan lives Amal Jamil with her father and small sister.
Shrapnel Takes its Toll
hrapnel as a noun is defined as fragments of a bomb, shell, or other object thrown out by an explosion. Saif Isam Abd knows this all too well. An engineering graduate from Mosul, he was on Jazira street in Mosul when ISIS exploded a bomb to stop the Iraqi Army from advancing to Saif street on 11 February 2017.