Fire in a refugee camp

Fire in a refugee camp

In the so-called “Sharya Camp”, a refugee camp with Yazidis in northern Iraq, there was a major fire two weeks ago. 450 tents burnt down within 30 minutes. “We had a very narrow escape,” one resident tells us, “but we lost...
We got saffron again!

We got saffron again!

13 years ago, we started a project that we couldn’t have known at the time how successful it would become. We have introduced about a dozen farmers to the production of saffron. To do this, we had to give them the bulbs of saffron crocus, fertilizer and know-how...
Literacy program for widows in Sharak-e Mustafa

Literacy program for widows in Sharak-e Mustafa

Not far from the city of Herat in western Afghanistan, over 400 families live in the settlement of Sharak-e Mustafa. They are almost exclusively widows with their half-orphans. Last spring we were able to provide them with food, as their income was insufficient due to...
Yazidis return to their homeland

Yazidis return to their homeland

In 2014, they were driven out of Shingal (also: “Sinjar”) by IS and many of them were murdered, others were kidnapped as slaves. They belong to the Yazidi people (their proper name is: Ezidy or Esiden). The Esids have counted: The IS attack was the 74th...
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