These are the people Operation Hope volunteers are working with this month in Iraq.
Continue reading “The Story of the Yezidis People of NE Iraq”
Big THANK YOU to Steve and Kim for the work they have done ensuring all the medical equipment donations are in working order and power plugs changed. Today it was checking and testing the four sterilisers….once these items reach Kurdistan, Northern Iraq they can be placed straight into use in the medical clinics, hospitals, heart clinics, birth centre helping those most in need.
Our goal is to get the shipping container packed and sent in November ….. it is a long slow process getting all the necessary approvals from the government departments in Kurdistan.
The latest 4 Sterilisers (including the monster Steve is working on in the picture above) from Brisbane join the other items donated by hospitals in NSW, including;
- Emergency Ventilators
- Patient Monitors and Neonatal Monitors
- Pulse Oximeters
- A Foetal Monitor and Infant Warmer/Resusitaire
Dianne Jensens’ June 2017 feature article on Operation Hope won a gold award at the 2018 Australasian Religious Press Wards in Brisbane. The article featured Operation Hope’s visit to Kurdish Iraq including Erbil, and Hasam Sham camp at the time when the camps were being filled with refugees from Mosul and Syria in May last year.
Link to Operation Hope Feature Article
Although filling the 40ft shipping container is already guaranteed with the incredible amount of donations we have already received, further donations are continuing to arrive.
Thank you to the neonatal specialist at John Hunter Hospital for the donation of 6 infant incubators! Also his personal offer of support for the proposed new birth clinic in Northern Iraq including a possibly trip there himself.
Also thanks to Eldrene March for the donation of another really good sewing machine. The sewing group at Bajed Kandala hope to sew and sell children’s pyjamas.
Dear friend Lyn Thorpe-Lindenaar has delivered two more huge boxes of medical supplies from St John Ambulance.
Thank you dear Rania El Mahmoud for making the trip from Sydney with beautiful hijabs and scarves for the women in the camps.
We have purchased consumables for the donated medical equipment – batteries for the defibrillators, electrodes, probes and printing pads …… and none of these items are cheap. The latest 4 x Philips MP70 Neonatal monitors for high level monitoring received don’t have cables. These cost $450.00 per set. If you would like to help to meet the approximately $3,000 cost your donation will do wonderful work saving lives.
Bajed Kandala camp in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq where 11,500 Yazidi people have lived in camps in really hot and really cold weather for the past 4 years.
Our team will be volunteering at this camp in September/October. This camp is the destination for our shipping container.
These are the people who need our donations for medical supplies, new generator for medical clinic, sewing machines and fabric, educational resources.
Please donate to help this community.