Blog: Disaster Relief

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.

Plans for an Education Center

Due to the nature of our work in the field, it's not always possible to provide a high quality photo. We're happy to provide a current visual of our work despite the quality.

Manal’s Holiday Wish: Food and Shelter for Her Children

By, Hashim Zakiullah

“My one holiday wish is for a better way to provide food and a roof for my children.” -Manal*, Jordan

More than four million people have fled Syria since 2011. Many, like Manal and her children, have lost their homes and property, and now live in refugee camps across the border in neighboring countries. The same has happened to thousands of people from Iraq, who left homes and jobs behind, and became refugees to escape the violence in their country.

Monsoon Flooding in Myanmar

Monsoon rains devastated village families in Myanmar in the first week of August after a long period of heavy rains initiated a flash flood. As the death toll continues to rise, those who have survived are without food and water.

The village school has also collapsed but this is the least of the villager's concern at the moment as their focus is simply on surviving. The monsoon season will continue at it's peak for the next four to six weeks, meaning a lot more rain will evoke further flooding in the region. 

Is there Hope? Part 3 - Turkish Hospitality for Refugees

Focusing on Turkey’s efforts to provide hospitality to refugees, this is the last in a three-part series exploring the ongoing crisis gripping the lives of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Middle East. The series has examined the ties that bind the Holy Land, Lebanon, and Turkey - three countries experiencing particular strain as they struggle for solutions to the greatest humanitarian crisis to affect the region in modern times.

Is there Hope? Part 2 - Refugees Seek Work in Lebanon

As the second in a three-part series exploring the ongoing crisis gripping the lives of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Middle East, this story focuses on Lebanon. First we explored the unique challenges of the Holy Land, and the third installation will examine Turkey’s attempts to provide hospitality to the refugees. The series studies the ties that bind those countries struggling for solutions.