Category Archives: Teddies and puppets

Comfort for a scared child

Refugee children have seen things and experienced the type of fear that will give any parent nightmares.

Giving them something as simple as a knitted doll can provide a world of comfort and security. A soft anchor in a terrifying world.

Trauma teddies that will bring comfort for refugee children IMG-20171027-WA0001 IMG-20171115-WA0000

Thank you to every one of our volunteers who gave their time and a piece of their heart by knitting teddies for the refugeeĀ children in Iraq.

If you would like to follow there example, here is a step by step guide to knit your own teddies.

And if you’re not a knitter, you can still bring comfort to the children by donating toward the cost of distributing the teddies.

Refugee camps and IDP Camps in Iraq

100_4126 100_4233Global relief did it again! In December we revisited camps in Iraq. A previous visit was so overwhelming – hearing people’s experiences who lost everything. They lost their families, business, possessions, even their documents and sadly even hope. They cannot return to their homes, even if by a miracle, peace should arrive

They cannot return to their homes, even if by a miracle, peace should arrive today. The enemy even planted bombs in the cities they captured. We then bought and distributed blankets and food parcels. I noticed the traumatized children showed little emotion, even when receiving gifts. We taught them to skip “African Style” in rows!

I noticed the traumatized children showed little emotion, even when receiving gifts. We taught them to skip “African Style” in rows!

December 2014 visit: How do you respond to 1,8 Milion people in camps – refugees from Syria, displaced people from Mosul and other Iraq areas? We saw thousands of people in white tents. The camps are very well

We saw thousands of people in white tents. The camps are very well organized, clean, with an education system with school classes, even daily refuge removal.

This time we build a jungle gym playground and took material for making finger puppets and to do kite flying. Hopefully, it will help in their healing.

We should not complain about our petty challenges – they wish for an opportunity to uplift themselves – what will you do to help?