Help Iraq.org donated $10,000 to help fund a Bible school during Christmas season, 2014, for over 500 displaced kids at Sacred Heart Schools in Arbil from the month of September until Christmas.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Bahnam Sulaiman and his family live in Beirut Lebanon after fleeing Mosul when Daesh took the city over. They arrived in Lebanon on October 15, 2014 and are currently struggling in hard living conditions.
Bahnam lost his leg during the Iraq war and is unable to work. His two young sons work to try and supplement income to the family, but because they’re so young and with conditions for refugees being as difficult as they are, even their income is not enough to maintain the family’s needs.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
HelpIraq.org donated $2,000 to a young lady who needed surgery to remove cancer in her breast.
Helpiraq.org funded the renovation of an industrial building which will house 40 families. The building will also have common kitchens, restrooms, showers, and other areas of need for multiple families to share. This project provided space to move more caravans where other families could be placed.
Helpiraq.org funded the renovation of the vacant Babylon building in order to house 510 people (no rent). The project was spearheaded by Fr. Najib. Special thanks to the generous owners of the Babylon building for donating the site to HelpIraq to use in this project.
Total Cost $99,280.00
Student 2 Student Coalition, a subgroup of HelpIraq.org purchased supplies needed by the students during their schooling. The items purchased include stethoscopes, lab coats, and blood pressure cuffs. These college students are trying to complete grad school in the dangerous city of Kirkuk. These brave students are determined to finish school. They were attending school in Mosul prior to June 2014, before being forced out by Muslim extremists and are not able to attend school in safer areas in Kurdistan for 2 reasons: 1- The curriculum in Kurdistan is in Kurdish and not Arabic. 2- The universities are full in Kurdistan. Most are in Medical, Dental, Pharmacy & Engineering programs which are not available in Kurdistan.
Total Cost: $2,460
Gorgis is from Shiyooz camp and has hydrocephalus (a build up of fluid in the brain). The surgery cost is $3500 and St Jude will fund $1750. We would also like to thank all of our MERCI physicians who donated their time and expertise on these projects