Iraq/Kurdistan & Lebanon follow-up … April ’20

Iraq/Kurdistan & Lebanon follow-up … April ’20

Refugee Kids - Sulaymaniyah, Iraq/Kurdistan
Refugee Kids – Sulaymaniyah, Iraq/Kurdistan
Bardarash Refugee Camp, Erbil Iraq/Kurdistan
Bardarash Refugee Camp, Erbil Iraq/Kurdistan
Bardarash Refugee Camp - Team Iraq/Kurdistan
Bardarash Refugee Camp, Erbil Iraq/Kurdistan

Thanks for your patience in this trip update.

Sulaymaniyah and Erbil area refugee camps continue to be highest on our priorities for relief and development.  All work is on-going, whether we are there or not.

Yazidi-tent-food distribution
Yazidi-tent-food distribution

Distributions of food and essentials happened in the Syrian refugee camps in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon, as well as among the Yazidi in Iraq/Kurdistan.  We cannot say enough positives of our associates and leadership in each of these regions, as they do so much ground-work preparations for our time there, as well as post-trip development of TCD-Transformational Community Development.

Refugees-girls helping distribution
Refugees-girls helping distribution
Food-Distribution Beqaa Valley
Food-Distribution Beqaa Valley
J.-Van-Food Distribution-Beqaa
J.-Van-Food Distribution-Beqaa

Please pray our teams can get back into the camps, post-Covid-19, to continue all these important distributions, training, and mentoring work so essential to any long-term successes in these types of environments.

Mike and I are very much hoping to get back, as soon as the window opens again for travel to the region.  An important consideration is that we had planned to have an Entrepreneur Leadership Training team there in May.  Covid-19 has set many things back.  We press ahead.

Bardarash Refugee Camp Iraq/Kurdistan - Mike
Bardarash Refugee Camp Iraq/Kurdistan – Mike

Many-many ZOOM (and ZOOM-type) calls have happened in the past 6 weeks, and continues to be our mainstay for relating, communicating, trainings, and plannings.

ZOOM-Dan-office
ZOOM-Dan-office
IAC-M(s) ZOOM
Budgeting ZOOM call
Crisis Management Team Training - ZOOM 2-days
Crisis Management Team Training – ZOOM 2-days
Cross-Cultural Training-ZOOM-multi-day
Cross-Cultural Training-ZOOM-multi-day

Story …

Ilein receiving therapy after X-rays
Ilein receiving therapy after X-rays

(not her real name) had taken a tumble a few weeks before our arrival in Lebanon(Beqaa Valley).  While there, we were able to get her injured arm X-rayed, and she is now in therapy and progressing well.  Many variations of these types of stories happen on each trip, and we are grateful to be available to help those in our current journey.

Story … Kalar, Iraq/Kurdistan was not part of our original plans for this trip.  We got word that this was a special town, with special needs that we might possibly address.  One thing led to another, and we ended up meeting the wonderful mayor there, and discussing preliminary plans to bring in a medical team.  These kind of unplanned side-trips happen on each trip, allowing us the opportunity to move ahead in some form of assistance.  If you or others you know would like to be a part of a medical team going there, please contact me immediately.

Kalar, Iraq/Kurdistan mayor(lady in center) team
Kalar, Iraq/Kurdistan mayor(lady in center) team

Bardarash Refugee Camp, near Erbil, Iraq/Kurdistan, was a special focus on this trip, as it allowed us to assess and interview several in the camp, prepping our future times there for helping.

Bardarash-tent-interview
Bardarash-tent-interview

If your heart moves you, we are much intent on priming the pump financially for our next trip into the region.  Donations gifts can be made at the link below.  Grateful we are, for your considerations in this !!!

https://www.globalhopenetwork.org/about/staff/daniel-emig

For other means to donate directly to a given project, please contact me.

Thanks immensely … !   Daniel

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