Hygiene Campaign Targets Young People
To create a safer, healthier environment in areas where the most vulnerable people reside, Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation in cooperation with the organization Terre Des Hommes held basic hygiene awareness programs in Toptawa, Mamzawa, Basirma, and Kwrani Ankawa located in the Erbil/Kurdistan region of Iraq.
First Aid Training for Refugees
What better place for training the principles of first aid than in a refugee camp where emergency medical help may either be present only part-time or not at all. Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation taught basic first aid in 3 languages, Kurdish, English and Arabic at Kawergosk and Baharka refugee camps.
Sharing Iftar in Atar Bashi Mosque
Ramadan, a time for fasting, reflection, and sharing. Voluntary fasting during the day is followed by happily breaking the fast with the Iftar meal after sundown, and as much as possible to share this meal with friends, family and ones’ community.
Domiz Refugee Camp
Domiz Refugee Camp for Syrian refugees has seen an incredible influx of people. They have 6 specialized physicians and a general health care center with a women’s section, psychology, general practitioner and family medicine.
Hygiene as a Priority
Natural disasters, violence, poverty, war, and conflict create unthinkable problems. Sometimes the most basic human requirements are those no one thinks to address.
Medicine Always in Short Supply
Rizgary Hospital located in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan is one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the city. Treating more than 800 patients per day, Rizgary Hospital has seen a constant increase in volume from years of turmoil within the region.
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
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.
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.
With the situation in Iraqi Kurdistan very difficult for those in the healthcare industry, treating patients effectively is often dubious.
Ministry of Health and BHHF
What a great pleasure it is to have an opportunity to work directly with Kurdistan’s Ministry of Health and to be in the unique position to help.
Treating the Sick
Rizgari Hospital in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan treats more than 700 patients every day. In an economic crisis, Kurdistan is in desperate need for medicine to treat the ill.
Treating the Health of Refugees
Zhian Organization is recognized as an independent, non-governmental social, health, and humanitarian organization operating within Erbil, Sulaimaniyah, Halabja and Duhok Provinces of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Strained Health Systems Seek Support
In June 2017 the USAID acting Administrator released a statement on World Refugee Day stating, “We remain deeply concerned by the more than 22 million refugees forced from their homes by conflict and persecution.” He continued to describe the tragic fact that half these refugees are children and how 41 million people are internally displaced within their own borders.
Shortage of Medications Brings Plea for Help
As staff and volunteers unload the 75 cartons of medicines and medical equipment delivered to Rizgary Hospital in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan on 28 November 2017, the hospital’s manager pleads for more help.
Netherlands Truck Arrives
Long standing relationships are what many humanitarian agencies seek to develop. These close ties help the people like us (Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation) who operate on-the-ground, bring health and hope to people whose lives have been affected through displacement due to war, conflict zones, natural disasters or poverty and illness.
Barzan and Mergasor Community Support
It is early December and the medical director’s from Barzan and Mergasor Districts have come to the climate controlled warehouse of Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation to gather much needed medicines for their communities.
Germany’s Heart is So Big
As winter fast approaches, so too does the need for clothes and items to help people living in refugee camps and on the streets, get through the cold nights.
Volunteers in Kurdistan
It has been another momentous day at Kawrgosk Refugee Camp in Erbil Province. Volunteers Ture, Ole and Per Ove from Europe have arrived here to play a little football & distribute 20 packages of football kits.
It Took Two Years to Receive Help
Wlat refused to fight for the Syrian regime, for this he was burned on his back. He and his wife Bashar escaped somehow and made their way out of Qamishlo to Iraqi Kurdistan. They had to walk so many kilometers, it was exhausting.