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Jun 16, 2017

Dreaming of Returning Home

Some of the Yazidi IDP's are going home to their town of Shingal (Sinjar) to see the condition of their homes and town. Mostly, only the men go back because they are not willing to take their daughters and wives. The horrible things they experienced at the hands of invaders have discouraged them from going to their town until they know they are gone. 
Singal City has not yet been built up. The roads are very bad, and the few families who have returned must use the well water, which is not suitable (healthy) to drink. Also, there is no electricity. 
Political problems are also a big reason for them not to return, yet. The Yazidi people received no protection from the government when the violent group overran their towns. They were not able to fight off those who destroyed their town, killed many, and took their women and children as slaves. Thus, the Yazidi's remain displaced from their homes and towns that they so desperately want to return to. 
The most important needs of Yazidi's remain to be basic items, such as clean water, food, baby milk and clothes. They are also very interested in small business start-ups so they can make a way for their families to be self-sufficient. 
Little help is going their way. The Kurdish government lacks the resources and limited help comes from the West. Please join us as we help the Yazidi people. 
Ari
GHNI Disaster Relief Worker
These are truly epic times in human history and you have an opportunity to be a a beacon of light in a very troubled land. We would like to ask you to join with us by giving toward these projects. 
Jun 9, 2017

Clarifying the "All Clear"

Please forgive me for not updating in greater detail.  As we were ready to begin working in Syria, sanctions were implemented with greater severity and we were held back from launching relief.

We have recently been offered the exception needed to send the much-needed relief into the area.

Very few humanitarian aid organizations are present, but must receive this exception letter to legally serve.This process can take several weeks or months.  Our letter arrived this week.

Please know we are now present and have received funding from other sources, as well as through GlobalGiving to begin moving forward.

Thank you for your understanding and support!

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Jun 7, 2017

"All Clear!"

We've been given the "all clear" from our US authorities to proceed with responding to needs in Aleppo, Syria.  

Our team on the ground is ready to work with the many needs present.  There are many hurting, hungry and thirsty.  Medical needs will be a high priority.  We continue to collect and pursue partners for response from our neighboring countries - safer for them to enter.

While we have little to report, as we were waiting for the final approval from our US government authorities (we must handle this legally), we hope to soon have pictures and results of sharing hope with those who have suffered so much.

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