Story of Dilveen Qasim Hasan
Dilveen Qasim Hassan is 18 years old, she is living with her uncle’s family in Bebane village as an Internally Displaced Person (IDP). As an IDP she lives in a very bad house in the village, but one of her biggest concerns is that she has been separated from school. The education department in her new location refused to accept her as a new student and her uncle simply could not provide for her school needs.
Dilveen Qasim Hassan
The Sewan team working in the area visited Dilveen in her uncle’s house. Their objective was to provide Dilveen psycho-social support because she had been separated from her family and had no information about her parents since they fled the city of Sinjar on August 2014.
The Sewan team assessed her situation and could advocate for taking her back to school, but the problem was bigger because her uncle could not provide clothes, shoes, stationery and other needs…
Most IDPs families are living in a very bad situation and they have many needs, because of that the Sewan team decided to have a mass distribution in the village for the IDPs, returnees and their host community. The Sewan team distributed 170 shares of clothes, household and hygiene materials. They also distributed 200 shares of shoes, toys and children clothes.
Dilveen’s uncle’s family obtained their shares and she is happy for two main reasons, first – she is going back to school, and second – she and her uncle’s children received enough clothes for the winter and blankets for the cold days, she also has the materials she needs to return to school.
Dilveen states, “ I am very proud that I am going back to continue my study… I am so happy because I see all of the children in Bebane village are happy with their new clothes, shoes, toys, tooth brushes and paste”.
Dilveen lives with her uncle and his family…they include seven families all living in one unfinished house, altogether they total 63 persons; 6 brothers and their families and grandparents, one person with disabilities…
Shan Jamal Lawyer – Sewan org