While many families have been able to return to their destroyed homes in the Nineveh Plain, there is still a desperate need for disposable diapers. Without supplies needed to wash cloth diapers, and barely enough clean water for drinking, our Diapers for Refugees program is needed more then ever. In 2017 we were able to expand our program from providing not only diapers for families with babies, but we were also able to provide much needed sanitary pads for women, and also adult diapers for the elderly and disabled.
The following testimony was shared by one of our ministry partners from the February 5, 2018 diaper distribution where a three months supply of diapers was delivered to 1,037 families with babies or toddlers, and also to 112 elderly or disabled adults in need of diapers. While making diaper deliveries in the almost destroyed town of Qaraqosh, the ministry worker met with an elderly Christian man who had been driven from his home by Islamic State terrorists, but has recently been able to return home. In his own words, Matthew expressed his thanks.
(Alias Matthew Shooshandy) 85 years old and paralyzed:
“I love to state my gratitude for your help, because we use this aid as much as we have it, plus… I want to ask you to keep providing this kind of help, because I can’t effort the diapers for myself due to my disability and illness. “I am aged patient, but now at least I can sleep in properly in my home with a proper life. I am satisfied with what God done for me that He made me be able to return back to my hometown, I believe that he didn’t forget me. I love my hometown; And my church which my father, the village families ,and I helped to build Al-Tahera church that’s why I will never leave it; part of my life. my 2 sons left Iraq and went to find a new life USA and Australia, and and my daughters went to live Sweden since 2015 but I decided to stay here in Qarakoush till I die”.
In 2018 we hope to expand the diaper program even more. Our goal is to provide disposable diapers, sanitary pads, and adult diapers to over 600 families who need them. That comes out to $36,000 needed every 3 months.
[su_button url=”https://diapersforrefugees.org/helping-christian-refugees/#DonateLanding”]A gift of just $11.00 provides 100 diapers to a Christian refugee mother in Iraq[/su_button]