2021 Christmas Winter Appeal

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

2020 Medical Equipment to Sinjar Hospital

Medical equipment for Sinjar Hospital: 2nd October 2020 Thank you Dr Hussein Nasser Ra Sho for organising collection of the medical equipment from our shipping container in Duhok, Kurdistan and distribution to Sinjar hospital in Northern Iraq Thank you to the philanthropic group in Sydney (who wish to remain anonymous) for their kind donation of the new equipment: 1 … Continue reading 2020 Medical Equipment to Sinjar Hospital

2020 Start a Heart – Funded

14 September, 2020 Update: New hard paddles for defibrillators donated. We are very grateful to STRYKER, a medical supply company in Sydney who have donated 5 brand new hard paddles for the 5 Defibrillators that were donated from Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney. The defibrillators are in the shipping container that is expected to arrive … Continue reading 2020 Start a Heart – Funded

2020 Medical Equipment on its way to Sinjar Hospital

We have been given donations of medical equipment by generous Donors that will be delivered to Sinjar Hospital in Northern Iraq. The equipment is packed into our shipping container heading for Kurdistan right now. History of the Sinjar Region and Yazidi people: Sinjar has been the centre of the homeland for Yazidi (religious minority) people … Continue reading 2020 Medical Equipment on its way to Sinjar Hospital

2019 Women’s Health Workshops

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

Aid Distribution progress

The team from Joint Help for Kurdistan has started distributing the humanitarian aid from the shipping container. The arrival of the container and its release for distribution coincided with the Kurdish New Year celebration of Newroz. Packages of toys, clothes and gifts were distributed to the most needy families so the parents would be able … Continue reading Aid Distribution progress