Wonderful news: Several surgeries and a treatment have been funded in the last few days.

Thanks to a private donor in Erbil for funding the operation for Sheyma and an anonymous donor funding the treatment for Hamody.  Hamody now requires an eye operation costing USD1000.  If you are able to contribute to this operation then see details listed below.

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Also the operation to implant an imported cornea for Tamara is thanks to a huge number of people including the SDA congregation at Warabrook.


Thank you Darya Mustafa for organising the transfers, pre operative tests, payment to hospital and specialists.
We have other children and young adults requiring urgent surgery.
If you would like to help with funding their surgery then donations will be gratefully be received by either:
1. Deposit to the Westpac Banking Corporation, Sherwood Branch, Queensland, Australia
Account Name: Operation Hope
BSB: 034 087 Account number: 045791
2. Visit out website:
and using credit card or PayPal click on the donate button


3 February, 2018


Tamara has had her big operation to implant the cornea ensuring that her sight is saved in one eye.  She is blind in the other eye.

Thank you to all those who gave so generously to ensure that we could go ahead with the order and purchase of the Cornea from US and the operation in a hospital in Erbil.

Tamara’s family want to say Thank You



27 March, 2018

What a good news story: The total funds required for Tamara’s operation have been raised and sent to Erbil.  Darya is organising all the pre operative testing that Tamara requires so that as soon as the cornea arrives Tamara can have the implantation surgery.

Thank you to all who contributed – Tamara will now have sight out of one eye.


20 March, 2018

Thank you to all of you who have donated to the importation of a cornea from US for Tamara.  She has already lost the sight in one eye and needs to have the cornea implant surgery to regain sight in the other eye.

The cornea is expected to be flown into Erbil in the next few days and the implantation surgery then has to be performed urgently.

Outstanding costs for the surgery are now USD800.

Could you help donate for the urgent surgery to help Tamara regain the gift of sight in her only functioning eye.

To donate using PayPal or Credit card press the donate button on our webpage:



Deposits can be accepted to our Bank Account:

Account Name: Operation Hope

BSB: 034 087    Account Number: 045791


Please share Tamara’s story with your family and friends and on your fb page to ensure the widest coverage possible for this project to be successful.

Thank you for reading.






Shipping News

What a great day……I accepted a cheque for $1,000 from the Toronto Rotary club via my dear friend Maureen. I appreciate their generosity and support sending the 20ft shipping container filled with aid to Erbil in Iraq.
Also many thanks to Lyn Thorpe-Lindenaar, Paul McCormack and Brian Coffey – all Rotarians, for sourcing hospital equipment, medical equipment, prosthetics, school and sports uniforms, clothes, linen and much more.
It is not going to take too much effort to fill the shipping container.
But…..we do need financial help to get this container on the seas and heading to Iraq – a first for Operation Hope and the Rotary clubs.

Donations will be gratefully received:
1. Bank Account – Operation Hope
BSB 034 087 Account Number 04 5791


2. credit card or paypal via our webpage:

Bags of laundered hospital linen – to be sorted, repacked ready to go in shipping container.