Less than 24 hours after the Siddiq neighborhood of Mosul, adjacent to Mosul university, was retaken by coalition forces, HERA was on the ground delivering 3,600 packs of water to thousands of families.
HERA received the support of the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr for the 48 children in our Divan temporary camp school. The partnership affirms a commitment to educating internally displaced persons who left their homes due to ISIS and now live in temporary communities across Northern Iraq.
I keep thinking back to this one little girl, shoeless yet smiling in the cold. She was happier with her Christmas card than with food. For a moment, I think, she was reminded that there is more to life than war.
Today, your donations to the Heraion Foundation helped save 42 families. Freezing in the increasingly cold weather, stranded without food, over 200 people were without support. HERA delivered life-saving aid to these persons fleeing the ISIS conflict as part of ongoing front line distribution efforts.
HERA’s President, Davey Gibian, recently met with Mr. Akram Jamo in his offices in Erbil, Iraq. The meeting reaffirmed HERA’s commitment to supporting the Kurdish Regional Government’s handling of the humanitarian crisis caused by ISIS.
HERA is raising donations of clothing, especially winter clothing, for children on the front lines of the liberation of Mosul. The UN estimates that there are over 1 million civilians without adequate shelter. With winter approaching, a jacket can mean the different between life and death for a young child.
Fox News KT McFarland talks to the Chairman of the Board at the Heraion Foundation, Martin Rodriguez. They discuss his nonprofit's work in Syria and Iraq and his foundation's unique approach in defeating terror and extremist ideologies
On May 15th, 2016, HERA’s Joint Recovery program provided safe transport from the front lines of the ISIS conflict for a Yazidi woman. The woman had been held by ISIS and was sold as a wife to a senior fighter in the Mosul Region.
“I was treated like a slave,” reports the mother, who has asked to remain nameless in public documentation. “When I heard that it was possible to leave, I did everything I could. If I failed, we would have been killed for planning to escape”.