HandSAP – Waiting for Support

Mulham Barakat Naif

Mulhem Barakat, like so many other Yezidi children, fled from his home in Sinjar four years ago and now lives in a camp for displaced people near Duhok city, Kurdistan.  Now he is 20, with a big family who many counts on him for financial support. In fact, his father is now too old to seek employment

read more

Salam Saodon Habo

Salam lives in Berseve camp, near Zakho. At 20 years old he is the oldest of 9 siblings.  Salam is the only man in the family because his father was kidnapped by ISIS and is still unaccounted for, but unfortunately, Salam is unable to work or study because a tumor in his right optic nerve damaged his vision.

read more

Zazar’s family

Zazar is 14 years old and he has been presenting symptoms of mental retardation, epilepsy and cerebral palsy since he was a 3 years old little boy. To date, he is not responsive at all, he can’t walk nor eat by himself and he can be extremely hard to control during his frequent epileptic attacks.

read more

Auso

Auso is 38 year old father of ten who lived happily in his home in Talazer until the ISIS’ invasion in 2014 uprooted is entire life forcing him and his family to run away and try to rebuild a life in Dakar Camp. Auso lives in 2 conjoined caravans with 12 family members 10 of whom are his children.

read more

Tahsin and Delho

Tahsin is a 13 years old Yazidi girl and Delho is a 9 years old boy both from Telazer in Sinjar. She spent 7 days fleeing from ISIS over Sinjar Mountain to Kurdistan on the back of a Donkey in 2014. Tahsin now inhabits Kabertoo Camp overcrowded with approximately 30,000 other Yazidi IDPs.

read more

Seve

Seve is a 38 years old woman who left her home in Wardia by foot over Sinjar Mountain with countless others in the heat of the 2014 summer to escape ISIS invaders. Seve now lives in Dawoodia Camp in two conjoined caravans with her parents. She is affected by breast cancer and is in need of expensive medical care.

read more

Kheri

Kheri is a 47 years father of 8. He is originally from Tel Quasab near Sinjar city, but in 2014 after ISIS’ invasion, he was forced to flee with is family. Kheri and his family now live in Khanke camp which is also home to approximately 10,000 other IDPs. There is only one member of Kheri’s family that is able to arrange work.

read more

Ramia’s family

Ramia is an 11 years old girl who was born in Kabertoo Camp, a IDPs camp where mostly people from Sinjar are still living because of the lack of support services, employment opportunities and danger that still plague the Yazidi homeland. Ramia and her five siblings suffer from micro-coria, a disease of the eyes.

read more

Maimona and Mohamed

Maimona and Moahmed are two siblings both suffering from epidermidis bullosa a disease that makes the skin hypersensitive, so they have slowly lost their thinner limbs and you are constantly covered of blisters. Maimona and Mohamed live in one very small room with their two sisters, mother and handicapped father.

read more

Abdulla

Abdulla is a 7 years old boy who was born in Anbar. When ISIS invaded the area in 2014 his family didn’t manage to escape in time and was forced to live under the unhuman ISIS regime for two years. Since 2016 Abdulla finally has moved to Kasnazan, Erbil where he now lives with his parents and his sister.

read more

Katrina

Katrina is a 5 years old girl living in Chamisko, a massive IDPs camp near Duhok. She is the youngest of eight kids and they all live together in one big tent with no running water and electricity only for few hours a day. They escaped from ISIS in 2014 and now struggle to make enough money to survive

read more

Sabhan

Sabhan is a young Yazidi man aged 15. He is from Sinjar but he now lives Ankawa a Christian suburb of Erbil living in an unfinished apartment building with 25 families including his own.  After he underwent neurological damages due to a head injury, he is need of physiotherapy.

read more

Gose

Gose is a 40 years old woman with ten kids all still fully dependent on her. She now lives in Badje Kandala an IDPs camp near Duhok. During the last years, she went through many troubled situations and she now needs help to overcome a further challenge: a severe back pain which prevents her from walking and moving freely.

read more

Dunia and Diar

Dunia is a 7 years old girl and she is the older sister of Diar who is a 4 years old boy. The pair now live in Shekhan village but originate from Gerzan in the South of Sinjar district. They were forcible removed from their home in 2014 by the encroachment ISIS invaders. They needed a join operation and thanks to Polish private donors we were able to provide it!

read more

Ahmad

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$)

read more

Ida

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.

read more

Seve

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

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

Maha

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

Zahra

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

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 condition

read more

Kaji

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

Khalid

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