Second only to safety and protection, adequate housing is the most urgent need for those displaced since the onset of the Middle East conflict. Entire towns and villages were destroyed, homes leveled, and families fled with only what they could carry. Many walked countless miles in search of safe haven. Some displaced families settled with friends and relatives. Others were forced to find shelter in unfinished or abandoned buildings, public and school facilities or informal settlements. Approximately 800,000 people are in urgent need of emergency shelter and nearly 1,000,000 people lack basic household and other necessary non-food items. Providing alternative and improved shelter solutions is a priority for Hope4Iraq. In anticipation of extreme weather conditions, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has led a coordinated effort within the international aid community to provide trailer homes to the region’s most vulnerable families.  Local manufactures are building single-family trailers complete with bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchen. Camp infrastructure has been supplied by the city municipality, and the leaders of our district have requested assistance in the procurement of at least 100 trailer homes. Let’s do better than that!

Provide a house, build a community, and offer the hope and security that comes from a safe and peaceful place to call home.

Stephen Murrayinitiatives