Each day we start off knowing that the day will hold new experiences, meet new friends and are amazed by the beautiful resilient Ezidi people. Barbara Bluett is an absolute magnet for Yazidi’s of all ages…….she lives in Toowoomba, Australia’s largest Yazidi community. Barbara has been leading and assisting in English classes. Barbara and Wafaa Tanious, went to … Continue reading Working with Ezidi’s
Our own qualified educator, Wafaa Tanius, started the women’s health groups today and over 45 women and girls attended the two sessions. For some, it was the first time they had ever heard anyone speak about their bodies and women’s health issues. Thank you to the Hervey Bay ‘Days for Girls’ chapter for providing Wafaa with 106 … Continue reading Women’s Health
How do explain what it is like to lose 18 members of your family to execution or enslavement by ISIS? How does a woman raised to be modest, go about uncovering the sexual abuse and rape she has endured – especially to a global audience? Nadia Murad has done just that and for her courage … Continue reading The pain of the Yazidis
Thank you for your donations which meant I could go out and buy 20 new plastic chairs for the school and 3 tables for the sewing group. I drove to Zakho (close to the Turkish border) to make the purchases and enjoyed walking the streets with market stalls. The Busy Medical Centre
26 September It was wonderful to meet our dear friend Dr Dunia Musa AlMuderis again. Dr Dunia has played a special role in supporting individual IDPs with their medical and basic needs but also on a much wider scale by delivering heaters, fans, blankets and diapers numerous times into the camps for the refugees and internally displaced … Continue reading Update from Iraq
These are the people Operation Hope volunteers are working with this month in Iraq.