Tonights episode of Foreign Correspondent on the ABC provided a good description of the events of 2014 when ISIS swept into the Yazidi region of Sinjar, murdered thousands of men and old women, took boys hostage and kidnapped young women to be sold as slaves.
It is 8 years since ISIS murderers attempted to exterminate all Ezidi people. Use this link to view the video on ‘Nadia’s Initiative’, which explains who the Ezidi are, what happened on August 3, 2014 and the continuing impact on the Ezidi community. &lt;/p&gt; See also the Facebook page of Nadia’s Initiative.
This Christmas and New Year we have raised $A15,000 to purchase warm clothes for refugee children for .
The weather has been bitterly cold in Kurdistan, making conditions in basic camps harder than ever when warm clothing is needed. The majority of refugees and displaced people live in rudimentary tents and cabins. These have little or no heating inside, so when the snow falls and the temperature plummets, things can get pretty miserable … Continue reading Snow in Kurdistan – Warm clothing needed
Erica was guest speaker at the Rotary 2021 District Conference, conducted on-line due to COVID-19 restrictions. Erica talked about her journey as a humanitarian volunteer and her experiences in Greece and Kurdistan, Northern Iraq.
Operation Hope received 2,200 women’s health kits, from some of the NSW & Qld chapters of the International organisation “Days for Girls”, and included these kits in our first shipping container project to Iraq. The kits arrived in March 2019 and following a fund-raising event during refugee week in June 2019, $3777.00 was sent to … Continue reading 2019 Women’s Health Workshops