The Unique Story
“If someone told me 29 years ago, while I was displaced, that I would one day be able to live a different life, I’m not sure I would have believed in that possibility. Bring Hope seeks to instill hope in displaced individuals living in dire conditions through life-saving aid and humanitarian support. So that in turn, when their needs have been met, they will want to advocate for spreading hope until all needs for displaced people are eradicated.”
Dr. Mariwan Baker,Founder and Chairman
Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation is a global movement dedicated to bringing hope to the millions of displaced people within their own country and region where they are in significant need of basic requirements, support and skills to restore dignity, a sense of belonging, and to thrive. This can be achieved through Bring Hope’s capabilities-based network that contributes material and non-material aid to groups of people in conflict zones through collaborative partnership and humanitarian innovation.
Bring Hope provides medicines, medical supplies and equipment, hygiene necessities, and humanitarian aid. We help kids, young girls and boys, and adults through our 8 different programs.
Our mission is to save lives and alleviate suffering globally by providing humanitarian and medical aid as well as bringing hope to people experiencing displacement and poverty regardless of their age, gender, religion, ethnicity or nationality. Anyone can bring hope!
Bring Hope will be the most generative power in establishing harmony and creating peace for displaced individuals.
Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation operates as a non-governmental non-profit organization, serving displaced people in the Middle East and across the world.
We are people from different backgrounds, nationalities, and religions from all over the world working together to serve humanity. Pro bono support from generous corporations, consults and individuals plays a major role in the development and delivery of our programs and ability to accomplish our humanitarian goals.
We believe “Anyone can bring hope.”
Our core values are simple
At the heart of everything we do is a deep-seated compassion for the experiences, feelings, and reactions each person has to bear. We are concerned, kind, and sensitive to the individuality of emotions that affect people and their lives.
Individuality is what makes our world great. We pride ourselves on appreciating differences, learning from them, and displaying willingness to honor varying ideals.
Without action there would be no change. We make every effort to change lives for the better, to create environments that help people heal.
By understanding that great things are created when people and organizations work together towards common goals, we produce change that enables people to grow in many ways.
To be effective, one must always act with integrity. We honor positive moral character, truthfulness, and in all ways virtuous behavior such that all involved display loyalty, fairness, and sincerity towards everyone and everything we do.
We operate in a humble manner. Neither are we prideful when dealing with each other or those we serve.
Family and Respect
Our central focus is always family first. From keeping families together, healthy and emotionally stable to respecting privacy and individuality. As a humanitarian foundation, the core family center is of the highest priority. Respect follows for the feelings, wishes, rights, and traditions of others.
Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation is the result of one man’s experiences of war, trauma, loss, and displacement. He stresses the power of HOPE based on his real-life story. A former refugee, personal witness, and survivor of the 8-year Iran-Iraq war, the chemical attack on Halabja, the Kuwait war and massive Kurdish exodus during the first Gulf war, had a profound impact on him personally. Dr Mariwan Baker, born in Iraqi Kurdistan, was displaced and trapped in the mountain area between Iraq and Iran at the age of 18, just after the first Gulf war in 1991. For three long years (1992-1995) he was a refugee, living in eight different refugee camps in Sweden.
Dr. Baker, now holder of a PhD and two Master’s degrees from Scandinavia, abandoned a decade long medical career to dedicate his time to serve humanity by establishing Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation in 2015.
Bring Hope was created as a serious response to the increased need for humanitarian aid due to the displacement of millions of people who were forced to migrate into Iraqi Kurdistan attempting to flee from the ISIS incursion, its subsequent torture, and resulting starvation - arriving any way possible, many on foot.
Since 2015,Dr.Baker has worked tirelessly to build and expand Bring Hope to help displaced people and the most vulnerable populations in the Middle East and across the globe by providing humanitarian services, medicines and aid on a significant scale and with broad reach.
Where we are
Bring Hope was founded in Sweden & Kurdistan and is now registered in 8 different countries. Find out more about each country. To date, we have brought humanitarian aide and programs to: Iraq, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Lesotho, Nigeria, Congo, Guinea, Bangladesh, Pakistan.
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