Barzani Charity Foundation helps IDP
Barzani Charity Foundation BCF continues to help out the IDPs and refugees in Kurdistan Region and expands its activities day after day.
BCF has been among the first organizations to provide immediate assistance to the IDP from the beginning of the security crisis and the inflow of IDP into the region.
BCF used to provide various aids to different vulnerable groups in Kurdistan, but its humanitarian aid program expanded significantly with the inflow of hundreds of thousands of Syrian Kurdish refugees due to the security deteriorations in Syria.
Among their activities at that time were providing meals to tens of thousands of refugees in Qushtapa camp and building a temporary foodstuff warehouse for the refugees there.
The recent invasion of Sinjar by ISIS produced hundreds of thousands of IDP in Kurdistan Region.
BCF has been very actively delivering aid to a large number of these people. Among them, BCF has been preparing 2 meals for 3,300 Sinjar IDP in Bahrika, 10 km northwest of Erbil.
Now as the number of IDP increases and new camps are built, the organization also expanded its activities to supply as many of them as possible with food and other needs.
In a most recent activity, BCF distributed food aid over thousands of refugees in Duhok on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.
As part of this campaign, they distributed dry food items over 2000 Yazidi IDP families in Zawita, 10 km east of Duhok. The items included rice, flour, beans, sugar, cooking oil, tomato paste and other similar items.
In Shaqlawa, 60 km north of Erbil, BCF is implementing a monthly schedule for distributing foodstuff over 7,000 IDP families and are currently distributing the second month supplies. According to the schedule each day, 1500 families get their supplies.
The foundation has offices in the majority of the IDP camps across the region to monitor the situation of the IDP closely, study their needs and respond as required.
BCF operates under the license number 7606, dated August 4, 2005 from the ministry of interior of the Kurdistan Regional Government. BCF headquarters are in Erbil and it has branches in other cities across the region and even outside Kurdistan.