Kawrgosk Refugee Camp and Little Falek
At 10 years old Falek Hajee has been living in Kawrgosk Refugee camp since 2014, a victim of the war ongoing in Syria. 1600 families live here, a mix of refugees from Syria, Mosul, and Senjar, they live peacefully, side by side despite having different faiths (Muslim, Yazidi, Christian).
The camp’s manager is Botan Mohammad, the camp opened in 2013 and many people living here suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure and other obstructions. The school needs help, it is not very good and there is not enough clean drinking water, lack of food is also a big problem.
Falek has one brother and three sisters. They come from Qamishli in Syria, her father cannot work, he lost one of his arms in the war, and her mother stays at home to care for the family. As with most children in the camp, Falek has no motivation to study, she misses her home, a “normal” life, her friends and teachers.
Life in the camp is hard especially now during summer when temperatures can reach 40 degrees Celsius and electricity is very problematic. Often there isn’t enough food. Falek told Bring Hope she is happiest when she can freely cycle in the camp.
Bring Hope distributed milk powder (Dutch brand “Hollander”) for 1000 kids in Kawrgosk Camp, including Falek’s 4-month- old sister. Bring Hope aims to deliver more milk powder, food and medical equipment to aid people like Falek and her family.
Other organizations have also provided humanitarian aid to Kawrgosk Camp such as the UN and Red Cross.