Blog: Iraq

Healthy and Growing in Sustainability

 

IRAQ

The situation for the Yazidi people remains difficult. After almost five years, they cannot return home due to the unrepaired infrastructure, unexploded ordnances and mines, and lack of security as militia continue to occupy their villages. The ideology that brought the violent militia to life still exists, though they are territorially defeated.

 

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Hope in a Hostile World

Yazidi IDPs, Lebanon/Iraq

 

March 2 Log: Mariam’s Story

 

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Hope for the Holidays: Yazidi Education

This Christmas season, we invite you to partner with us on a big project in the Middle East, a region we know you have compassion for. Just like your past gifts to Global Hope Network, your support for this project will directly offer help and hope to villagers who need it most.

 

Bringing TCD to the Yazidi

After four years of exile, the Yazidi families we serve cannot return home. There are physical barriers, such as no running and clean water and limited electricity. Most of their homes are destroyed and they can’t earn enough money for their daily lives, much less to rebuild. Moreover, there are leftover mines and booby traps. Neighbors who joined with violent groups who seek to kill and enslave them still live there. There also remain various groups in power that do not have good intentions toward the Yazidi.

Giving Tuesday is Today!

The day we've been waiting for has finally arrived! Giving Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to become a more committed supporter of GHNI. As a reminder, there are 3 easy ways you can join in the movement today and help villagers end their extreme poverty: 

1. Give

Every gift makes a big impact! For example, did you know just $10 can provide gardening equipment for a family to grow their own food? Or that just $25 can provide a pair of chickens?

Overcome Obstacles

Yazidi IDPs, Lebanon/Iraq

 

September 9 Log

 

I am leaving for Lebanon and N. Iraq today. These families have been victims of extreme and unspeakable violence, forced to live for years in harsh and impoverished conditions in tents, tarp homes, old abandoned factories, and the like. They have lost homes, farms, businesses, and beyond material things, they suffered the loss of family and friends who were taken or killed.

 

Progressing Toward TCD in Iraq

After four years of exile, the Yazidi people still cannot return home. The physical barriers in their hometowns are no running/clean water, limited electricity, most of their homes were destroyed, leftover mines and booby traps, and hostile neighbors who still live there.

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