In the summer of 2014 the terrorist organization “Islamic State” overran Shingal, a mountainous region in Northern Iraq, and the homeland of the Yezidis. Those unable to flee, mainly women and children, were either murdered or taken prisoner. Manal Kado, a young Jezidic woman from Goslar, was unable to rest when she thought of her suffering fellow countrymen and women. Together with her brothers and sisters and fellow Yezidic friends from the Goslar / Braunschweig region, she founded the“Youth for Humanitarian Aid Association”. In the course of a year, this small group of young activists sent seven semi-trailer trucks, each loaded with forty tons of clothing, mattresses, blankets, medical and sanitary equipment, medications, and other desperately needed goods for the refugee camps in the autonomous region of Kurdistan. Manal Kado and her brother Khalid accompany every transport to oversee the distribution of the goods when they arrive. With their latest transport they were able to deliver forty-two sewing machines, and over one hundred women signed up for the new sewing courses. Despite the terrible suffering they have experienced, these people are willing to grasp every opportunity to take control over their own lives and remain in their homeland. In November of 2015 Yezidic resistance fighters and the Kurdish Peshmerga were able to re-capture the City of Sinjar, but the city lay in ruins and the living conditions continue to remain extremely difficult. The refugee camp, though efficiently run, cannot help all those in need. The “Youth for Humanitarian Aid Association” has now decided to concentrate their efforts on helping those most in need of protection: the children, who have been orphaned by the IS, and the women, who have succeeded in escaping from IS captivity. The Association plans to erect homes called MALA HEVIYA modelled on those of S.O.S.-Kinderdörfer. “Hevi” is the Kurdish word for “hope”. A Yezidic family in Senuni, another city in the Shingal region, has donated a piece of land for the houses. The Association will work together with a local project director and the people in the area, but he needs money for material and local people to help him. With MALA HEVIYA, the Association will be able to provide development aid and fight against the causes that forced the people to flee their homeland. This project will support people who want to remain in their homeland rebuild it hoping to put an end to violence and expulsion.
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