Help Us Support the Refugee Children in Kurdish Camps

Help Us Support the Refugee Children in Kurdish Camps
Velma Anne Ruth - Fri Dec 05, 2014 @ 02:29PM
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There are over 1.5 million Syrian refugees and Iraqi IDPs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Over 1000 sites in Kurdistan are hosting IDPs, and 64% of the internally displaced have sought refuge in the Dohuk governate. 650 schools in Duhok province accommodate over 25,000 families, while others stay in churches, mosques, parks, and shells of apartment buildings without water or electricity. The ongoing ISIS crisis raises questions as to how many Years these families and children will face displacement. Immediate and long-term solutions are desperately needed to help stabilize these innocent victims of warfare.

Three camps are in process of being developed, but dozens more are needed. The overload of displaced persons in the Kurdish region has gravely outweighed local capacity to address the widespread needs including shelters, electricity, medicines, healthcare, water, nonperishable food, and blankets especially as these women and children without shelter are facing the coming life-threatening winter.

Following multiple requests for humanitarian assistance in the refugee/IDP crisis within Iraqi Kurdistan, and in first response to our local health partner Savrina, Co, Ltd. receiving official requests from the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Health, ABS Community Research established “Kurdistan Aid Fund” as a special giving program to raise funds for the purchasing and deployment of requested products and services. Notably, ABS is Savrina’s exclusive health partner in the United States.

Please contact us for more information and to find out how you can help our leadership team donate US FDA approved medicines, health products, and medical equipment to the public hospitals serving refugees. You can also help us to donate emergency tents, and long-term affordable mobile housing to address urgent widespread need for shelter. All products are purchased in the US and Europe, and then deployed as in kind gifts with our charitable partners in Kurdistan.

Goal: Initial provision of antibiotics, pain killers, basic noninvasive medical supplies, and pharmacy workshops for medical professionals to address top illnesses of immediate concern at the camps, and prevent certain common conditions from becoming life-threatening:

  • Upper & lower respiratory tract infections (Tonsillitis, Pharyngitis, Laryngitis, Sinusitis, Rhinitis, Otitis Media, Bronchitis & Asthma)
  • Diarrhea (Bacterial, Giardiasis & Amaebiasis)
  • Dermatological (Fungal, Scabees, Eczyma), Worms
  • Hypertension & Cardiac
  • Musculoskeletal & Traumatic
  • Dental, Gynaecological, Jaundice, Ophtalamic, Anaemia, Diabetes Mellitis, Mumps, Measles

Here are some more photos provided by our friends from recent days in a Kurdish refugee camp outside the city of Erbil in Iraq:


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