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 the Camp Coordination and Camp 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. 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.
WHAT WE DO
The BCF provides humanitarian assistance to IDPs, refugees
and host communities in (11) different sectors
Providing dry food, ready meals, milk, and drinking water to people in vulnerable humanitarian situations.
Distributing a variety of basic necessities to people in need including, kitchen supplies, bedding, heating devices, air cooling equipment, clothing.
Focuses on the provision of drinking water, the construction of water networks and sewers, building water closets, organizing cleaning campaigns, raising sanitation awareness, and distributing hygiene supplies.
Building and renovating schools, providing school supplies to the students, raising awareness, and assisting educators and students to continue their education.
Running 19 vocational and cultural centers that 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.
Providing monthly cash assistance to more than 20,000 orphans through the Orphan Care Project (OCP), and financial support to families led by widowed mothers.
Protecting women and children through BCF‘s centers inside and outside the camps and raising social awareness for social issues related to abuse and violence.
Building and renovating health centers, providing medical supplies, organizing self-protection awareness, and building mobile clinics, and providing wheelchairs to individuals with special needs.
Building camps, renovating houses in war-affected areas, distributing tents, and building large halls for sheltering IDPs and refugees.
Renovating buildings, installing power cables, building houses, halls, and cultural centers, among other things.
Camp Management & Coordination
Managing 14 refugee and IDP camps and taking part in camp management meetings and coordination.