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Direct aid on the spot in refugee camps - food, clothes, cuddly toys, caps
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Alexandra, Michael, Jürgen
Arrival in Erbil.
Arrival in Erbil.
In the shuttle bus.
In the shuttle bus.
On the way to the meeting point. Later we continue by car to Dohuk.
On the way to the meeting point. Later we continue by car to Dohuk.
Short break on the way to dinner. The locals are all very nice and friendly. Photo session :-)
Short break on the way to dinner. The locals are all very nice and...
The hotel in Dohuk is nice and clean. The staff is extremely friendly and looking after us...
The hotel in Dohuk is nice and clean. The staff is extremely friendly and...
First trip to the camps.
First trip to the camps.
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Most people who have fled here are living in tents.
Most people who have fled here are living in tents.
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In our luggage are stuffed animals, caps, children's clothes. Everything will be distributed in the next few days.
In our luggage are stuffed animals, caps, children's clothes....
In winter it gets cold and windy here. Everybody is happy about the warm knitted caps.
In winter it gets cold and windy here. Everybody is happy about the warm...
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We go shopping so that the most needy ones get a supply of food, washing powder, soap, oil, etc. lasting for one to two months...
We go shopping so that the most needy ones get a supply of food, washing...
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The first distribution starts.
The first distribution starts.
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A supply of food is bought for another 16 families. Also soap and washing powder.
A supply of food is bought for another 16 families. Also soap and washing...
Here a few impressions of the landscape in this region.
Here a few impressions of the landscape in this region.
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It dawns.
It dawns.
Little by little everything is divided up and carried to the families in the different tents resp. picked up by them.
Little by little everything is divided up and carried to the families in...
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Also the cuddly toys find grateful new "parents".
Also the cuddly toys find grateful new "parents".
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In the dark the olives are distributed.
In the dark the olives are distributed.
In their hut the women prepare a dinner (all stomachs are growling, because they had not eaten anything since breakfast).
In their hut the women prepare a dinner (all stomachs are growling,...
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Many grateful children.
Many grateful children.
Dinner.
Dinner.
Breakfast in the hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel.
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Overland trip.
Overland trip.
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Doctor's reports and diagnoses are discussed here.
Doctor's reports and diagnoses are discussed here.
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Always kids are running after us.
Always kids are running after us.
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A penguin for the girl who had been crying a lot before. She waves to us for a long time ...
A penguin for the girl who had been crying a lot before. She waves to us...
For students in another refugee camp we bought a printer with accessories.
For students in another refugee camp we bought a printer with accessories.
Here we buy fruit.
Here we buy fruit.
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Checking the list of the most needy families.
Checking the list of the most needy families.
For the school, shoes and food are bought for the 120 students. A list is being prepared.
For the school, shoes and food are bought for the 120 students. A list is...
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More food rations are bought. The invoice must be translated and the individual items checked.
More food rations are bought. The invoice must be translated and the...
Everything is loaded on the pick-up.
Everything is loaded on the pick-up.
Paying the invoice.
Paying the invoice.
Loading the goods.
Loading the goods.
Preparing the distribution.
Preparing the distribution.
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The distribution begins. The rush is great, not everyone gets something. Only those who really don't have anything are included in the list.
The distribution begins. The rush is great, not everyone gets something....
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The girl has had recurrent tuberculosis for 2 years and has not heard anything with her right ear for 10 years.
The girl has had recurrent tuberculosis for 2 years and has not heard...
By now she is 12 years old. The mother has made a lot of debts and has also put on the slate at the grocery store..
By now she is 12 years old. The mother has made a lot of debts and has...
We have all debtors come... and settle the debts.
We have all debtors come... and settle the debts.
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Also today many families are visited, even those who live outside the official camps. We decide case by case, and buy medicine, food or other necessities.
Also today many families are visited, even those who live outside the...
The children are very happy!!! about the cuddly toys.
The children are very happy!!! about the cuddly toys.
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The mother lives in a camp we can't enter. Our friend brings her with one of her children to our car. She tells her story...
The mother lives in a camp we can't enter. Our friend brings her with...
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The boy is allowed to take cuddly toys also still for his brothers and sisters.
The boy is allowed to take cuddly toys also still for his brothers and...
We buy a large quantity of food which should last for several months.
We buy a large quantity of food which should last for several months.
Today we pay the food parcels for the children at school. They will bring them home to those of their family who are still alive.
Today we pay the food parcels for the children at school. They will bring...
This is part of the food we bought for the school children.
This is part of the food we bought for the school children.
In the evening, we buy sewing machines, together with some women who are allowed to attend a sewing course in the camps.
In the evening, we buy sewing machines, together with some women who are...
They are very happy.
They are very happy.
When we are about to leave for dinner, there are two children looking at us with big eyes. They are deaf and dumb, we learn. They get stuffed flatbread and drinks.
When we are about to leave for dinner, there are two children looking at...
Large cans of nutritious protein powder are bought for babies and emaciated children.
Large cans of nutritious protein powder are bought for babies and...
On the street we meet these two young mothers. They are allowed to choose winter clothes for the little ones at a stand.
On the street we meet these two young mothers. They are allowed to choose...
These two boys try to earn some money for their family with "instant coffee" in one of the newly established camps.
These two boys try to earn some money for their family with "instant...
Without further ado the team buys folding tables, chairs and other accessories. (Many people from Northern Syria fled to this camp only two weeks ago, after the Turkish attack.)
Without further ado the team buys folding tables, chairs and other...
On the photos one can hardly recognize what it means to have to leave one's home overnight. Many people are also worried about their relatives who have not yet managed to escape.
On the photos one can hardly recognize what it means to have to leave one...
The boys are grateful and enthusiastic. Our team buys the first coffee for today.
The boys are grateful and enthusiastic. Our team buys the first coffee for...
Here, school material is purchased for 200 children.
Here, school material is purchased for 200 children.
Winter shoes are purchased for 168 school children. The lists of the requested sizes had been established by the teachers.
Winter shoes are purchased for 168 school children. The lists of the...
This school supports Yezidi children who could escape the captivity of the IS.
This school supports Yezidi children who could escape the captivity of the...
Friends help friends supports with winter shoes and food rations for the families.
Friends help friends supports with winter shoes and food rations for the...
Typical gangway between tents or residential containers in refugee camps.
Typical gangway between tents or residential containers in refugee camps.
Behind the fence around the camp local people sell food and other things to the refugees.
Behind the fence around the camp local people sell food and other things...
The tents are all the same. Thin mattresses on the floor along the walls and a stack of blankets at the "head" of the small room. This woman is a widow and has two adult children who are deaf and dumb. The man on the right is a teacher at a school. He knows the family.
The tents are all the same. Thin mattresses on the floor along the walls...
Although people have hardly anything, they share their soup with us.
Although people have hardly anything, they share their soup with us.
The girl scoops the freshly cooked soup of rice and lentils into the bowls.
The girl scoops the freshly cooked soup of rice and lentils into the bowls.
This kitchen is used by two families.
This kitchen is used by two families.
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Sometimes we help with food, sometimes by paying bills for medicines.
Sometimes we help with food, sometimes by paying bills for medicines.
Careful bookkeeping of everything.
Careful bookkeeping of everything.
THANKS to ALL our friends at home ...
THANKS to ALL our friends at home ...
During our whole stay we visit many families with handicapped and sick children and adults. (Out of respect we don't want to show photos of the people) Here are only some impressions...
During our whole stay we visit many families with handicapped and sick...
This girl from a refugee family has a severe skin disease. The mother is financially supported, also with money for treatments. The girl accepts the teddy bear shyly.
This girl from a refugee family has a severe skin disease. The mother is...
Children with severe skin diseases are supported. Some of them suffer from ichthyosis.
Children with severe skin diseases are supported. Some of them suffer from...
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The mother of these children has an incurable cancer. We can only support them financially. We cannot alleviate the suffering of the children.
The mother of these children has an incurable cancer. We can only support...
Here, children get clothes.
Here, children get clothes.
When the caps and scarves of our knitting ladies are distributed, there is always a big "hello" and every child is happy about it...
When the caps and scarves of our knitting ladies are distributed, there is...
Also in the classrooms the warm treasures are distributed.
Also in the classrooms the warm treasures are distributed.
Michael and Jürgen put the headgears on the children. Alexandra takes pictures.
Michael and Jürgen put the headgears on the children. Alexandra takes...
In the background: our translator friend and organizer Baderkhan with a teacher.
In the background: our translator friend and organizer Baderkhan with a...
In this school 800 textbooks are donated by friends help friends. So far four to five children have to look together in one book. It is difficult to decide who will be allowed to take the book "home" (into the tent) in the afternoon.
In this school 800 textbooks are donated by friends help friends. So far...
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A scarf and a cuddly toy.
A scarf and a cuddly toy.
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Until it gets dark, cuddly toys, children's clothes, scarves and caps from our friends at home are distributed.
Until it gets dark, cuddly toys, children's clothes, scarves and caps...
And so also "Pu the bear" and "the little polar bear" find a new home...
And so also "Pu the bear" and "the little polar bear"...
Surprised faces look at us, and in the arms of this girl the "little" polar bear looks almost a bit big ;-)
Surprised faces look at us, and in the arms of this girl the "little...