Ahmad is a young boy of 3 years of age. He has four siblings living with him and his parents, two of which are two beautiful girl twins. They live in Balqoosh a small village enar Duhok.
In order to guarantee a roof on the head of his children, Ahmad’s father had to ask for a loan so each year they are expected to pay back 1 million IQD (around 1000$)
Khoke is a 28 years old woman. She now lives in Chamisko camp with his husband and two kids. They live in a small tend but they created a nice shadowed yard in the middle where they can also spend their time. Her husband has been working repairing a highway for the past two months but he doesn’t know for how long more he will be able to worread more
Ida is 20 years old and she has a big family. All seven of her siblings live with her and the youngest is only 4 months old.
Ida lives in Khanke, a massive IDPs camp near Duhok. Ida’s father is separated from Ida’s mother and now lives only with his second wife and all his children. He was a builder before 2014 and was able to make a decent living.
Mahdi and Mahwar Saleh Khadar are two siblings, relatively 13 and 12 years old. They come from Solagh, near Sinjar City and were displaced in 2014 by the advancement of ISIS and now live in Bersve IDPs camp. Bersve hosts around 30 000 individuals and everyone shares a very small portion of spaceread more
She is part of the community of Yazadis, a highly discriminated minority in Kurdistan. Also for this reason, she and her husband have struggled to find employment since displacement in 2014. She needs a urgent eye operation and a surgery to remove three kidney stones, but she can’t cover the cost by herself.read more
Seve is 58 years old and lives in Chamisko camp. She has three kids and she now lives in a tent with her son’s family. Her husband was in the army and was killed in 2006. Seve has not financial support beside a small compensation she receives monthly for the loss of her husband (250$ every two months). Seve suffers from ischemic heart disease.read more
Vian is 8 years old and she is the youngest member of her family. She has five siblings and one of them is married. She is from Rambusi a small viilage in Sinjar mountain. As many other IDPs from there she escaped to the mountains, walked to the Syrian border in the burning August of 2014, and lived in a unfinished building until 2015.read more
Heshiar is a five years old lively boy from Tel Qasab. When ISIS took over his hometow in 2014 he, his sister and his mother managed to escape with a car of a relative to Sharia, a village near Duhok. His dad was separated from them and remained in Sinjar mountain to fight ISIS, but luckily he then managed to walk to the Syrian border and save himself.read more
Khalida is a 6 years old girl who lives in Berseve1, a camp for internally displaced people currenly hosting thousands of families. Khalida’s parents are cousins and as a consequence Khalida was born with a genetic defect which prevents her from walking. With your help we want to provide her with a orthopedic support.read more
Maha is 5 years old and she lives in Kabartoo, a camp near Duhok hosting around 30000 displaced people.
Maha is affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa, a disease that increases skin sensitiveness and for which no effective cure has been developed yet. Accordingly, her skin is constantly covered of blisters and wounds.read more
Kholaf is 71 years old and has a very large family. Of his 12 kids, two were killed by ISIS during the capture of the Sinjar region, event that forced the family to escape to the north of Kurdistan. Kohlaf normally still lives in Sinjar with some of his kids. Indeed, his family is one of the few that still owns a house in Sinjar.read more
Zahra is a 5 years old girl from Bork, small town in the north of Sinjar region. She is affected by chronic nephrolithiasis. Since 2017 she had to go through four surgeries to remove these recurrent Stagorn stones. Each surgery cost around 500$ and thanks to donations we were able to cover 100% of surgeries expenses. However, Zahra still needs support.read more
Nahma is 32 years old and she is the mother of six kids. Currently, her family lives in a one room shelter made of concrete in the middle of the fields. In exchange for this “accommodation” Nahma’s family shares the vegetables produced with the owner of the land. She suffers from severe back pain and she needs your support to treat the conditionread more
Kaji is a 43 years old woman and she is the mother of 7 kids. Two of her seven boys are currently going to University which is not a common privilege for many of the IDPs in this region. Kaji lives with her family in a small house in the village of Khanke. Her family, similarly to thousands of others, found refuge in the Sinjar mountains during ISIS advancement through the region in 2014.read more
She was one of many that had to flee from the largest Christian city in Iraq, Qaraqosh, when ISIS came in. Despite this terrible experience, she remains strong and believes that once her home city is rebuilt, it will be more beautiful than ever before. Raghda was the very first local employee of STEP-IN.read more
Saido is a Yazidi man, father of 10 children. After fleeing ISIS, his family found shelter in an IDP camp. Saido was then working as a shepherd until the heart disease forced him to stop. While collecting fundings for the investigation, he survived a heart attack. With help of French donors, we were able to contribute to his heart surgery.read more
Arik, a father of 3 children, fled from the Christian town, Qaraqosh. During the life in IDP camp, he suffered from kidney disease which led to renal failure. He underwent transplantation, but he needs to take expensive medication. Arik and his family recently returned to Qaraqosh, destroyed by ISIS. Their support symbolizes new hope for Iraqi Christians.read more
Nazlin, a little Yezidi girl, survived a genocide. At age of 4 years, she experienced a lot of stress, fear and uncertainty while fleeing ISIS. Diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, she did not have the chance to live a normal childhood. With the help of French donors, she underwent a successful surgery that saved her life and brightens her future.read more
Steven, a little Christian boy, was born in IDP camp. A few months later, he was diagnosed with hearing loss. The only chance for him to hear was an extremely costly surgery. Thanks to you, dear donors, his story has a happy ending. Now, he is starting a new life as a normal child.read more
Amal is a remarkable woman from central Iraq. She had to flee her hometown after ISIS invasion. However, the fight for her own life started already before, when she was diagnosed with malignant breast cancer. Until today, she is winning her battle with the disease, but she needs long-term therapy.read more
Khalid is a young Yezidi boy. Because of a bomb explosion, while fleeing from ISIS, he lost his hearing. Now, the only chance for him is the extremely costly surgery. Help us with his fundraising: goo.gl/LkBxKn.read more
Abdalla is a young Muslim boy, who lost his father when he was 8. He has never experienced a carefree childhood. Due to the urinary bladder disorder, his kidneys recently failed. With the help of his family, he could afford a renal transplantation, but now he needs to continue with a special treatment.read more
The first reason was to find out about the problematic in the Middle East, especially the refugees and IDP’s. I wanted to see it with my own eyes and make my own opinion. In Europe people seem to have a very negative opinion about this problematic.read more
Lisa is a young doctor from Ukraine. She started to work for STEP-IN in January 2017. It was a hard decision for her to come to Iraq. She had to quit her job, leave her home country, and head towards the unknown. Now there is no one in STEP-IN, that could imagine these 5 months of the project without our Lisa.read more