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Disaster Relief

The ongoing conflict in Syria has displaced six-in-ten Syrians or 60% of the pre-war population.  This means that over 13 million have been displaced from their home with a generation of children at risk of being lost in the conflict. Millions of children are facing challenges children should not have to experience; seeing war firsthand, fleeing their homes, missing school, working as child laborers, vulnerable to exploitation and child marriages.

Many women and children that manage to escape the Islamic State return to find themselves in an IDP (internally displaced camps) camp near Dohuk, in the Kurdish Region of Iraq. They arrive after months and even years of slavery with many reporting that they were sold many times to different men, some even in slave markets. Their lives are now reduced to living in an tent, where they have to deal with their trauma with little or no assistance. This project helps them with some basic items to start life again: clothing, pots, pans, mattresses, cutlery, food items etc. 

IRAQ: Iraq is in an unprecendented humanitarian crises. Following the brutal rise of the Islamic State (IS) in August 2014 many thousands of persons belonging to Iraq's ethnic and religious minorities have been murdered, maimed, abducted, tortured, displaced, including forced into marriage or sexual enslavement, and children taken into training camps. Property has been marked and looted while cultural and religious heritages have been destroyed.

In November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. As a result 1.8 million were homeless and over 600 000 were displaced. The Shai Fund despatched a German team of medical professionals to join Israeli counterparts working with IsraAID and F.I.R.S.T. to respond to the disaster...

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