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
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.
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
This Christmas and New Year we have raised $A15,000 to purchase warm clothes for refugee children for .
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.