Cases completed in partnership with French Organization AAJI

A big thank you from the whole HandSAP team and the patients to L’association pour l’Aide aux Jeune Infirmes et aux Personnes Handicapées.

Abdul

Abdul is a 7 years old boy from Rakka in Syria. He came to Erbil as a refugee in 2015, after ISIS took over his home city. Now Abdul lives with his two sisters and parents in an empty building in a suburb of Erbil. Abdul is deaf since birth and he needs an expesnsive hearing aid to be able to finally hear, talk and learn. Please consider donating to support him.

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Aran

Aran is a 6 years old boy living in Sharia IDPs camp. The camp hosts around 15000 IDPs, especially Yezidis who escaped from Sinjar mountain in 2014. Aran, his brother and parents escaped by foot, reaching the Syrian border after hours of walking under the Iraq’s August sun. He was suffering from a hearing impairment and

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Thair

Thair is a 40-year-old man from Christian town Qaraqosh, father of 4 children. Before displacement due to the ISIS invasion, he lived with his family in the flat rented by the Church for people with lower social status. He used to work as a guard in the church.

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Sivan

Sivan is a 2-year-old girl. She was born in Iraqi Kurdistan into a family of Syrian refugees. Before fleeing Syria, her father was a simple worker. When a civil war began in his country, he was asked to join the army. He rather chose to leave and to search for a safer life in Iraq, where he found a wife and had a daughter

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Roni

Roni is a 2-year-old lovely boy. His parents are Syrian refugees, who had to flee their country in 2014 because of ISIS. Before displacement, his father was studying literature. Roni’s family found a place to stay in Erbil and started looking for medical care to help Roni with his condition.

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Nasima

Nasima, a 17-year-old Yazidi girl from Sinjar region, was born with a congenital defect – cleft lip and palate. At the age of 2 months, she underwent surgery, which was not successful and Nasima’s speech could not develop properly. She was stigmatized by her disorder and refused to go to school.

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Naji

Naji is a 60 years old man originally from Anbar. In 2014 ISIS took over his town and he was forced to live under ISIS regime for 8 months. When ISIS started recruiting young males, Naji and his 24 years old son escaped to Kurdistan. Now Naji lives with his son and his wife in a small flat in Erbil.

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Muhamad

Muhamad is a 2,5-year old boy, who was born to a family of Syrian refugees. His parents lived in the suburb of Damascus, but with the deterioration of security situation in their country in 2012, they decided to move to Iraqi Kurdistan. Muhamed had problems in his spinal cord.

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Khalaf

Khalaf is a 45-year-old Yazidi man, who has 7 children. During the tragic events of August 2014, his family and he were kept hostages by ISIS fighters for few days, but fortunately they managed to escape during fighting to the Sinjar mountain. Around 150 relatives of his and people

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Dlshad

Dlshad is a 10-year-old Yazidi boy from Iraqi Sinjar region. Before ISIS occupied his village, he lived a peaceful life with his family and grandparents. In August 2014, he was forced to leave everything behind and flee to Sinjar mountain. From there he walked for hours to reach safety.

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Anas

Anas is a 5-year-old Muslim boy who was born in a small village in Anbar province in Iraq. His father used to be a worker and he was trying to provide his children as much as he could. The life of family changed completely in early 2014 when ISIS seized its control of the Anbar province.

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Alian

Alian is a 13-year-old Yazidi boy from Bashiqa town, located around 30km north-east from Mosul city. He used to live in a house with his parents and 4 siblings and he was attending school. When ISIS fighters started to take over Ninawa plains, his family was forced to leav

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Ali Elias

Ali, a 62-year-old Yazidi man, is a father of 8 children. Before displacement due to the ISIS invasion, he used to live in Sinjar region with families of his sons. In August 2014, they escaped to Sinjar mountain and after few days, they found a temporary home.

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Ahmed

Ahmed is a 21-year-old boy who was born in Syria. He lived in Kobani with his parents and 4 siblings. When ISIS raised in power and the security situation in Syria worsened, his family decided to search for a safer place to live and they fled to Iraqi Kurdistan.

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Khoke

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 wor

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Ivan

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.

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Kholaf

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.

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Saido

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.

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Arik

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.

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Steven

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.

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Abdalla

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.

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