Children  Iraq Project #28436

Baghdad Street Lawyers & Hope Buses for Iraqi Kids

by Iraqi Children Foundation, Inc. Vetted since 2016 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit


The Iraqi Children Foundation intervenes in the lives of children who are vulnerable to abuse, neglect, and exploitation by criminals, human traffickers, and extremists. Street lawyers offer legal protection to orphans, street kids, and children displaced by conflict. Social workers provide help with trauma, health care, abuse, and child labor. "HOPE BUS 1" - and soon, Hope Bus 2! - offers tutoring, nutritious meals, psychosocial care, life lessons, and fun to at-risk kids.

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At the end of the Iraq War, there were an estimated 800,000 orphans. Approximately 1.3 million kids were displaced by ISIS violence. Thousands of kids work, some begging or selling items on the streets, collecting cans at trash dumps. or working in other risky jobs. Many suffer from trauma and lack key legal documents to go to school and get food or other government benefits. These kids are at great risk of abuse, neglect, and exploitation by criminals, extremists, and human traffickers


The Street Lawyers work closely with neighborhood leaders, police, and judges to protect and defend kids who are arrested or victims of trafficking. They get legal documents for kids to go to school and get food and other benefits. Social workers address issues of child labor, trauma, healthcare, abuse and neglect. The HOPE BUS delivers tutoring, nutrition, hygiene and health care, psychosocial services, and fun to orphans and at-risk children.

Long-Term Impact

In 2017: *253 children received legal protection, defense, and advocacy from the Street Lawyers; *339 children acquired missing legal identity documents that are required to enroll in school and get basic government benefits; *250 children received social services to stop child labor, end abuse, and address medical and other needs; and *82 kids got tutoring and nutrition on the Hope Bus

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Iraqi Children Foundation, Inc.

Location: Falls Church, VA - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @IraqiChildren
Project Leader:
Cindy Fogleman
Falls Church, Virginia United States
$52,722 raised of $100,000 goal
462 donations
$47,278 to go
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