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!


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.


Dec 1, 2016

Yazidi family shares story

When we heard ISIS was coming we were terrified and ran for our lives.

Marige (the young lady in the picture with her husband, Diag, next to her in the photo above) and her mother were driving from shopping for food when they heard ISIS had entered their village.  “When we heard ISIS was coming we were terrified and ran for our lives.  We kept driving as fast as we could toward Erbil (Kurdistan).  At one point on the road we came up on an ISIS check point.  We thought we would be caught and they would take us.  But as we approached the check point they came under attack from somewhere and their attention was drawn away from us and we drove through and made it to Erbil.”

Today Mirage and Diag (who was captured by ISIS but escaped) live in an abandoned factory in Kurdistan.  Though their living conditions are poor, they are safe and are able to survive.  They long for the day they can return to their village but until ISIS is driven out and winter has passed they will stay where they are.

GHNI is helping to provide for their basic need such as food, clothing, blankets, heaters, hygiene items, and other essentials.  Our national team regularly visits bringing these items and spending time with them as friends who truly care listening to them tell their tales of terror and helping them have hope for tomorrow and the day they return home to rebuild their lives

GHNI is also preparing to help them return home through training them in Transformational Community Development as well as other keeping them healthy and safe while they are exiled from their home

We need partners, like you, to join with us to bring winter aid to Mirage and Diag and other Yazidi families 

400$ will provide a family with a heater, blankets, one months’ worth of supplemental food and other necessary items to help them survive the winter.

Thank you for help

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