Barzani Charity Foundation is named after the legendary Kurdish leader Mustafa Barzani (1903-1979). The working philosophy of the foundation is based on a statement by Barzani where he says (It is an honour for a man to serve his own people). Therefore, people or humanity makes the centre for the BCF’s humanitarian work. For that, where there is a need for humanitarian assistance, the BCF considers it as its own responsibility to help, especially where it falls within its capacity and working sectors including (food assistance, non-food assistance, health and disability and education).


The lack of a home-based charitable organization in the Kurdistan Region to provide assistance to people-in-need and deprived people in the Region, necessitated the establishment of the BCF in 2005. Besides, as the result of the security disruption in other parts of Iraq and in Syria following the unfolding of armed conflicts post 2003, the large refugee and internally displaced people who have taken sanctuary in the Kurdistan Region were in urgent need for assistance to receive food, clothing, health care and accommodation. The BCF has tried to fill the gap since its inception back in 2005 and strived to give a helping hand in various areas to those needed assistance the most.