The professional growth that Yousof has experienced in our hospital fills him with pride
It’s what keeps us focused on our goal: to help people who think they’ve missed their chance, to let them live again.
"Today, thanks to our help, they’ve managed to come back from the brink, walk again and find their place in the world, within this landscape scarred by deep wounds.”
...and today he is a teacher who gives life lessons as well as school lessons.
In 1998, we opened our Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration Centre in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq - a country in which mines have killed over 6,000 people in the last 25 years.
To mark the occasion, we stopped by to have a look around and meet some of the incredible people who make our work possible.
Even though we receive over 2,000 patients every month, we always find time to make everyone feel welcome.
“This time last year, I never would have imagined that this would be possible,” Miriam told us. “I’m just so happy – and so grateful.”
As he talks, Murad has an easy-going smile that conveys serenity and peace – reflecting the name of the IDP camp where he lives and works: Ashti. But emphasising the positive side of things isn’t always enough. Even if you’re a child.
Kayan will continue to return to the centre for follow-up consultations and we will be waiting for him. We might even see him return independently, as he becomes a young man.