Operation Hope

We are a small group of Australians who were moved by the plight of refugees. Our common compassion for our fellow humans drew us to want to directly contribute to helping refugees fleeing war in Syria and Iraq.

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We first volunteered in refugee camps in 2016 in Greece. Since 2017, our humanitarian work has taken us to the hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people and Syrian refugees in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq. Since 2016, we have raised over $200,000 to support refugees in Kurdistan. We have contributed to the building of an emergency field hospital near Mosul, a mental health care clinic, 25+ surgeries and treatments for individual women and children injured in the war with ISIS. In 2019 and 2020 we filled 2 x 40ft shipping containers with: - humanitarian aid for Refugees in camps, - medical equipment for hospitals in Syria and Duhok Province in Kurdistan, - 5000 x Women's Health Kits for distribution via workshops to Refugee women in 3 camps, - Medical books and Journals for the School of Medicine in Mosul, - Specialist medical equipment for Sinjar Hospital in Northern Iraq - the home city for the Yazidi people. The value of these 2 shipping container contents, to replace new, would be approximately $A2 million. We have volunteered in the Hassam Sham U2 camp, 20 kms east of Mosul and Bajed Kandala 2 camp 20kms from the Syrian border. We have developed close partnerships with non-government organisations in the Duhok region and contribute to on-going work in the refugee camps.