Blog: Disaster Relief

Dreaming of Returning Home

Yazidi Internally Displaced People (IDP), Disaster Relief


Some of the Yazidi IDPs are going home to their town of Shingal (Sinjar) to see the condition of their homes and town. Mostly, only the men go back because they are not willing to take their daughters and wives. The horrible things they experienced at the hands of invaders have discouraged them from going to their town until they know the invaders are gone.


Fleeing for their Lives

Refugees in Jordan


Families Adopting Families


Addressing Desperate Needs

Internally Displaced People in Aleppo, Disaster Response


It’s been over six and a half years, and the war in Syria continues.


They Ran and Didn’t Turn Back

Yazidi Refugees, Disaster Relief


“In August 2014, my friends and I heard the sound of crying, shouts, and the shooting of guns, all mixed together,"*Shahid said.

“I just understood that they were shouting, 'Run, [the violent group] is coming! Leave Shangal as soon as possible. Don’t stop!"

Shahid was just 21 years young. He was from Shangal (the town where most of the Yazidi lived). He and his friends spent their time talking about their dreams and happiness in life.


Beginning to Hope Again

Yazidi Refugees, Disaster Relief


Berivan was only 14 years old when her uncle came running into her family’s home crying, “We must run, (a violent group) is coming!” So they ran up to Sinjar Mountain, where she and her family stayed for ten days in temperatures that exceeded 110°F, with little water and food. Berivan watched helplessly as many died, mostly infants and elderly. All the Yazidi fled and many were captured and killed or made slaves of that violent group.


Barely Escaping with Their Lives!

Refugees in Jordan

Syrian Refugee Families in Jordan

Abu Mustafa (“Abed”) owned a small dry cleaning business back in Syria. One day, when his 15-year-old son, Mustafa, was helping him, Abed went out for an errand, leaving Mustafa in the shop. While Abed was away, a rocket fell near the building. The blast cost Mustafa his right arm and leg. Abed decided it was time to get his family out of Syria.

Yearning to Rebuild Their Lives

Yazidi Refugees, Disaster Relief

Progress in Ending Extreme Poverty

By, Bethany Marinelli

The year of 2015 will go into the books as one of great change and progress for Global Hope Network International. Our staff has worked hard, both in the field in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, and in our resource offices in France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

It’s difficult to truly quantify the hard work of Hidden and Hurting around the world who toiled toward a future of Hope. It is they whom we stand by in awe as they inspire us to push forward to end extreme poverty.

After the Flood

U Saun Taung Village, Myanmar

GHNI has begun work in the U Saun Taung area, where there has been devastation to infrastructure after the flood. The people were in great trouble during these hard times. The road and ten houses were destroyed. The village suffered a shortage of food and clean water. Twenty bags of rice and six water filters have been contributed to the village. The filters were placed in the two schools, and the bags of rice were shared with every home. These relief efforts helped the community grow more familiar with GHNI.