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.
The Garden has been established for several years and during that time tonnes of fruit and vegetables have been harvested each summer. This has enabled the refugee families to have their diet supplemented with the fruit and vegetables. There are limitations to the number of crops planted each year as the two hothouses currently need … Continue reading Further Development in the Garden of Hope
New Housing Project:The 2,471 refugee families in Shariya camp (totalling approximately 19,000 individuals) have been given permission to replace their worn out tents with cement block homes. For the refugees who have been living in these tents for the past 8 years, it is a relief that the Kurdish government has given permission for the … Continue reading Building Hope
It was our pleasure to once again be invited by the non-government organisation “The Lotus Flower” to partner in this annual Appeal. This is our third year where the money we raise is used to purchase warm jackets, socks and boots for refugee children in Kurdistan. The cold winter is settling into Kurdistan making life … Continue reading 2021 Christmas Winter Appeal
Urgent Fire Appeal following a disastrous fire in Shariya camp, Kurdistan, Northern Iraq:
The garden is growing…. the healing is starting Operation Hope Australia are so excited to be partnering with NGO Springs of Hope in their garden project they are establishing in the Shariya Camp, Duhok, Kurdistan.The Garden will serve as an educational hub for the Shariya Camp schools and the Hope Centre classrooms providing volunteer opportunities … Continue reading 2021 Garden of Hope Appeal