Help Us Provide Shelter & Basic Needs for Iraq Refugees

Just this week around 1,500 Christian and Yazidi families arrived in our town of Soran having fled their homes to seek refuge from IS fighters. We believe that God has positioned us to provide shelter and provisions for a number of these families at our community center, "The Refuge".

More than 1,500 Christian and Yazidi families arrived in our town of Soran in just the last few days.. Many more are sure to follow.

More than 1,500 Christian and Yazidi families arrived in our town of Soran in just the last few days.. Many more are sure to follow.

A few years ago we called our community center "The Refuge" and today we believe that we are seeing a fulfillment of that vision - to be a refuge of hope for those in our community.

And so, in the coming weeks and months we hope to develop a small refugee tent village, by erecting several tents on our property to house 20+ families. We also plan to drill a well for water supply and build much needed bathroom and kitchen facilities.

These families will also have access to our existing multi-purpose building which has a conference room, classrooms, and a library. We also have a soccer field on our adjacent property that will be made available for recreation activities. 

Newly installed astro-turf soccer field

Newly installed astro-turf soccer field

It is our heart to provide comprehensive care for as many displaced families as possible, helping to provide for their basic needs along with a sense of stability and normalcy during such a turbulent and difficult time.

We are estimating that the initial cost to set up the refugee tent village will be $25,000-$30,000, with an additional $25,000 needed to purchase a van to help with transporting the refugees to and from The Refuge.

Are you able to help us care for these refugee families? By giving to the World Orphans Iraq Emergency Fund you can help us make a tangible difference in the lives of these displaced families.

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