Group of Orphanage children
A group of 11 orphanage IDP (Internally Displaced Person) children between the ages of three and 13 years old (7 girls and 4 boys) are adopted by Mar Yusif Church in Alqosh city.
The orphanage children all are the victims of ISIS conflicts in Ninewa areas, and all are Christian. They are IDPs from Ninewa District Christian villages and cities. They lost their parents and family members during the occupation of ISIS in their villages and they have all become unaccompanied children.
Sewan protection teams visited the children to assess their needs on October 24th, 2016. The visit was coordinated by Priest Yusif, he has accepted responsibility for these children.
On October 30th the Sewan protection team had another visit to the children taking with them, toys, shoes, clothes, shampoo, tooth brushes and paste, and soap all provided through Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation (BHHF).
The children were very happy with the materials the Sewan staff brought to them. One girl, 9 years old, said “I am so happy that I can play with my friends through the toys that we all have now.” The Sewan staff want to provide more services and bring more comfort items like toys to these extremely vulnerable children.
A boy, 11 years old, said “I see myself more protected, because I have enough clothes for winter and I have very nice shoes.”
All the children were talking about the hygiene material and they said they can wash their teeth every day. They expressed so much joy by receiving these small items because they will be more comfortable with enough materials and clothes.
Priest Yusif as well expressed much thanks to Sewan and Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation for responding to his requests and advocacy for these children by providing much needed non-food materials to the orphanage he is responsible for.
Priest Yusif “Your visit and the material that you distribute have many forms of positive impacts on the children”
Rejwan Baya Social worker – Sewan org