Psychotherapy for ISIS Survivors

Ma'ali Hazam is from Mosul. When ISIS invaded the city, her's and her family's lives were changed completely. They found refuge in Sulaymaniyah where Ma'ali sought the help of Jiyan Foundation to work through her experiences and find new perspectives. This is her story.


Support for Syrian Refugees in Kurdistan

The Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights helps Syrian refugees in Kurdistan with medical and psychosocial services. This short video portrays our work in the Domiz refugee camp, where psychotherapists and medical doctors provide free-of-charge services to families who escaped the war in Syria.

The video is distributed with kind permission from Misereor and the director Carmen Eckhard. A full version of the portray (in German) can be found here:

Distributing kerosene to Baharka IDP camp


On Saturday, October 18 2014, Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights distributed about 13,000 liters of kerosene to Baharka IDP camp in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Baharka is one of many camps for internally displaced persons who escaped from terror in Iraq.

700 families are now prepared to heat their tents in the upcoming winter season. The distribution was made possible by the provision of emergency funds from the German development agency Misereor and was organised by the Jiyan Foundation. You can support our ongoing relief efforts for refugees in Kurdistan.