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ICF's Road to Baghdad: Support Iraqi Children

by Iraqi Children Foundation, Inc.
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ICF's Road to Baghdad: Support Iraqi Children
ICF's Road to Baghdad: Support Iraqi Children
ICF's Road to Baghdad: Support Iraqi Children
ICF's Road to Baghdad: Support Iraqi Children
ICF's Road to Baghdad: Support Iraqi Children
ICF's Road to Baghdad: Support Iraqi Children
ICF's Road to Baghdad: Support Iraqi Children
ICF's Road to Baghdad: Support Iraqi Children
ICF's Road to Baghdad: Support Iraqi Children
ICF's Road to Baghdad: Support Iraqi Children
ICF's Road to Baghdad: Support Iraqi Children
ICF's Road to Baghdad: Support Iraqi Children
ICF's Road to Baghdad: Support Iraqi Children
ICF's Road to Baghdad: Support Iraqi Children
ICF's Road to Baghdad: Support Iraqi Children
ICF's Road to Baghdad: Support Iraqi Children
ICF's Road to Baghdad: Support Iraqi Children
ICF's Road to Baghdad: Support Iraqi Children
ICF's Road to Baghdad: Support Iraqi Children

Summary

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, social workers, and Hope Buses deliver education, food, legal protection, medical care, and psychosocial services to orphans and vulnerable kids.

$25,000
total goal
$21,048
remaining
61
donors
3
monthly donors
7
fundraisers
1
month

Challenge

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

Solution

Protect. Nurture. Empower. 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 BUSES delivers tutoring, nutrition, hygiene and health care, psychosocial services, and fun to orphans and at-risk children.

Long-Term Impact

In 2019: *447 children received legal protection, defense, and advocacy from the Street Lawyers; *335 children acquired missing legal identity documents that are required to enroll in school and get basic government benefits; *259 children received social services to stop child labor, end abuse, and address medical and other needs; and *243 children (full- and part-time) got tutoring and nutrition on two Hope Buses

Resources

http:/​/​www.iraqichildren.org/​
Iraqi Children Foundation Website
Iraqi Children Foundation Facebook
Iraqi Children Foundation Instagram
Iraqi Children Foundation Twitter

Organization Information

Iraqi Children Foundation, Inc.

Location: Falls Church, VA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @IraqiChildren
Project Leader:
Liz McRae
Falls Church, VA United States
$3,952 raised of $25,000 goal
 
64 donations
$21,048 to go
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