JHK is devoted to helping displaced and conflict-affected people in Kurdistan. Our activities include: emergency relief, healthcare, education, women’s empowerment, civil society support, and rehabilitation for genocide survivors.
Currently our main work lays within an IDP (internally displaced people) camp in the Kurdish autonomous region of Iraq. The population are members of the Yezidi minority forced to flee from Daesh (ISIS) onslaught in 2014 an unable to return home due to ongoing instability. Thee majority are children and young adults. You can see regular updates from the camp on our facebook page.
Aside from our work in the camp we provide medical services and emergency relief further afield through our mobile team in times of crisis. Most recently we have provided assistance to those displaced by conflict and ethnic cleansing in the Afrin region.
We also work worldwide to spread information and promote awareness of the situation faced by displaced people in Kurdistan and the Yazidi Genocide of 2014. To date we have hosted events in Sweden, Finland, UK, Ireland and the USA.
The JHK-team contains of genuine individuals who show their utmost love towards the work and towards people in need. We like cooperation therefore we also have both medical and non-medical volunteers from Kurdistan as well as from all over the world coming to us and have had projects with other NGO:s and organisations. Our way and means are based upon donations and funding mainly from private individuals showing their support for our work, but also from other NGO:s who want to collaborate. All donations go 100 % to our work on the ground since we do not have either time nor interests in spending it on administration. Our board, senior management and international staff work entirely on a volunteer basis.
On our Facebook page you can follow our daily work!
I’m not in search of sanctity, sacredness, purity; these things are found after this life, not in this life; but in this life I search to be completely human: to feel, to give, to take, to laugh, to get lost, to be found, to dance, to love and to lust, to be so human.
― C. JoyBell C