Due to COVID-19, the team in Northern Iraq have been limited in their outreach and we have put the project on pause.
We want to give a BIG thank you to all of our generous donors!!
Because of your support, we have been able to raise over $18,000. This support has helped so many families, who fled their homes with only the clothes on their backs. You can look back at some of the work your donations have made possible here.
We are currently in the process of establishing additional partnerships with organizations who have the same objectives and focus as GHNI to expand and continue the work that is being done in Northern Iraq for these refugees and so many other communities. We are excited to begin these partnerships and continue the work of long-term sustainability!
We will update you as the work continues! Thank you!
By Daniel J. Emig | TCD Partnerships - C./E. Europe & C./S. Asia
Child receiving fresh food aid from GHNI
Syrian Refugees in Northern IRAQ Feb.'21
Covid-19 has greatly limited access to refugees these past months. Regardless, our associates in Northern Iraq / Kurdistan, have done an excellent job of getting into camps and refugee areas outside camps, to distribute needful humanitarian aid.
Ari and Aram, with the financial backing of GHNI, have on numerous occasions, been able to assist refugees in the Bardarash Camp, Kurdistan, near Erbil. Refugees there spoke openly of how grateful they were for the fresh produce and fruit, provided by our staff and associates helping in that geographical area. I myself (Daniel Emig), have been there a number of times, and attest to the need of refugees for fresh food. While many of these camps have provisions of food, very few are able to have fresh food, such as those provided by us.
As funds are provided specifically for such, GHNI will continue these types of humanitarian aid provisions. Yet, our focus in GHNI is always for long-term sustainability. This is our goal! We call this TCD - Transformational Community Development. And it works extremely well!
Thanks for your crucial and active part in both the aid provided, as well as the steps we are all taking to move those in refugee camps such as Badarash, to sustainable lives, whether remaining in these camps or moving back to their post-war-torn homes.
Grateful for you in this and so much more ... GHNI
With your support, our team in Northern Iraq has been able to continue COVID-19 relief efforts in spreading awareness, prevention, and distribute food packages.
Even with limited resources, we were able to provide short term food assistance to 41 refugee families, like the one pictured above. We are very thankful for the assistance of local partners who stepped in and helped supply food assistance to the remaining 20 families.
There is still a civil war going on in Syria, and the Kurds have been some of the hardest hit. Thousands are languishing in refugee camps. There is a shortage of fresh fruit among refugee families. Our team was able to take a couple of pick-up trucks full of fruit and made sure that all residents got some fresh fruit – especially the kids.
Due to COVID-19, many regions throughout the world are facing issues in food security. Last month, in response to COVID-19, we launched a new campaign, Harvest of Hope, to address both the short-term and long-term food security problems. The short-term food packages will help alleviate the acute suffering these families are facing. Our long-term goal is to increase and protect existing crops through training and resources like seeds and emergency food supplies. We hope to provide these families with sustainable solutions.
It would be impossible to reach these families without your help. We are grateful for supporters like yourself who continue to support this project!
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