Under the motto of Mustafa Barzani which says that “It is an honor to serve one’s own people,” the BCF started its activities.
The Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit organization which was founded in 2005 in Erbil, the capital city of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Mr. Masrour Barzani is the head of BCF’s board of founders.
Guided by the motto of Mustafa Barzani which says that “It is an honor to serve one’s own people,” the BCF started its activities. The BCF has obtained official licenses from the Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Governments and the United States licensed the BCF in 2016.
In Coordination and Management meeting of the United Nations in April of 2016, the BCF was granted a Consultative Status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It was also officially registered as a charitable organization in Kuwait in the same year.
In 2018, the BCF was appointed as the representative of the “Sphere” in Kurdistan and translated the “Sphere” handbook into Kurdish, which is considered to be the framework of that guides global humanitarian efforts. It was officially licensed by the British Charity Commission in April of 2020.
The BCF’s humanitarian activities have transcended Iraq’s borders and it has carried out various activities to assist the most vulnerable in Turkey, Syria, Australia, Bangladesh, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, and Lebanon ,South of Sudan. The BCF’s projects rely on its sponsors and donors and supported by volunteers.
The BCF’s headquarters is currently based in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and is represented in Europe and the United State. The foundation opens offices wherever needed to implement humanitarian projects.
Providing humanitarian aid without discrimination to vulnerable populations in the pursuit of peace and sustainability for humanity and nature.
BCF longs for a world free of poverty and forced migration in which people have equal access to education, essential services, and a protecting environment.
The Barzani Charity Foundation is committed to providing humanitarian charity services to meet the needs of beneficiaries (Orphans, Widows, Refugees, IDPs ,People in need, Individuals with special needs, People with low income) in a way which satisfies beneficiaries and concerned parties in accordance with the laws and legislations in force, taking into account the internal and external factors that affects the foundation, through adopting of the quality management system that conforms to the Quality Requirements of the international standard (ISO 9001:2015) and constantly working to improve the system.
WHAT WE DO
The BCF provides humanitarian assistance to IDPs, refugees
and host communities in (10) different sectors
The BCF's Food Security sector follows the World Food Programme (WFP) instructions to provide dry food and hot meals.
Distributing a variety of basic necessities to people in need including (kitchen supplies, blankets, winter supplies, mattresses, cash assistance,
clothes,kerosene).The BCF, through the Non-Food Items (NFI) sector, provides daily basic necessities to most vulnerable families likely, (kitchen supplies, blankets, heating devices, cooler, clothes, etc.).
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector focuses on the provision of drinking water, the construction of water networks and sewers,
Education and Training
Fostering the education sector and providing courses (education, educational awareness training,
construction and renovating schools, education training centres, formal education, publishing motivational and educational publications).Building and renovating schools, providing school supplies to the students, raising awareness, and assisting educators and students to continue their education.
This project facilitates sustainable programmes to enhance individuals' talents (education, job opportunity, providing income).
The BCF vocational and cultural centres provide training to hundreds of people in computer programs, sewage services, food production, among other things. BCF also runs Cash for Work initiatives alongside its projects.
Focuses on providing cash assistance for vulnerable families to cover basic life needs.
Providing monthly cash assistance to more than 15,347 orphans through the Orphan Care Project (OCP) from 2009 until 2021. Also, the financial support provided to families led by widowed mothers.
Protection sector works to strengthening physical and psychological security and protecting those who have been threatened through training,
human rights, children’s rights, social awareness and prevention of racism and sexual abuse.Protecting women and children through BCF‘s centres inside and outside the camps and raising social awareness for social issues related to abuse and violence.
Health sector focuses on issues related to physical and psychological health conditions by providing (medicine, doctors, medical clinic,
health awareness) under the guidance of WHO.Building and renovating health centres, providing medical supplies, organizing self-protection awareness, and building mobile clinics, and providing wheelchairs to individuals with special needs.
This sector focuses on the procedures of providing shelter for IDPs and refugees during crisis and provides (tents, caravans, concrete houses,
renovating houses in war-affected areas, meeting rooms, and building large halls for greeting and sheltering victims).In 2014, the BCF was handed over the first camp administration in Erbil province and until 2021 in coordination with the UNHCR is managing 30 IDP and refugee camps in the provinces of Erbil and Duhok.
Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Sector runs the management and coordination of the camps in collaboration with the UNHCR and the Joint Crisis Coordination to provide assistance to the residents of the camps.
The BCF takes part in camp management and coordination meetings in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) to enrich the serves and various assistance. Furthermore, to recommend and suggest new ideas regarding the living situation of the residents of the camps.