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.
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.
Fire at Bersive Refugee Camp 1
We all understand the devastation fire can have when living in a nice home with resources at our disposal, fire departments and services to help put our lives back in order.
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.
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.
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.
Everything About My Husband Was Burned
Julia is 30 years old, she has three daughters (Avin, Zozan, and Nur) and one son (Kawa), she came to Darashakran Refugee Camp three years ago from Xazna, Qamishlo, Syria. At the start of the Syrian revolution her husband was arrested by the Syrian Army. “It has been about six years, no one knows anything about him,” says Julia. “The Syrian regime burned all the identity of my husband to regard him as a dead one,” as Julia’s eyes become very sad she just looks away.
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.
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.
13 June, 2017 Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation visited Harsham Refugee Camp and met 9-year- old Abdullah Yasin Muhammed.
Yosif – A Teenage War Victim
Yosif Nasraldin is only 14 years old, yet he has seen so much war that one cannot imagine his life.
The Eyes of Hope
The place is Baharka Refugee Camp (29 May 2017) located in Erbil province. Here, Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation meets Abdullah Xalil Jamil, 12 years old, from Mosul. He has been living in this camp since the end of 2014 with his mother, father, three sisters and two brothers. Abdullah tells us life in the camp is not good, he states, “Life in the tent is difficult especially during the harsh winters and very hot summers.”
I saw it with my own eyes
“Please, please, don’t write my name”, “they will slaughter us” “ISIS took whatever they could."
Kindness transcends everything
Kindness transcends everything. Abdullah, age ten, tells me, “I don’t like DASH!” Through an interpreter I am told DASH is ISIS. Ibtsam Ahmed Dawod, Abdullah’s mother from the province of Sinjar has been in the Harsham Camp for IDP’s (Internally displaced people) for more than two years.
Simple Visit Leads to Inspiration
In this age where media has provoked and continues to advocate for the human response to war and repression by the masses as fear rather than instilling action to change, Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation (BHHF) has been so fortunate to change minds and create hope.
The story of Linda
In June 2014 the city of Mosul in Iraq fell to ISIS. The family of this darling eight-year-old child was torn apart as ISIS killed her father, now her mother and two sisters are refugees in the city of Kirkuk in Iraqi Kurdistan.