“It’s so cold. The families who come to us feel terrible because of the cold and fear, and the struggle to come all the way from Mosul to this place.” —Firas, hospitality center manager
We scraped snow off our windshields this morning, it’s that cold.
And as much as we appreciate the beauty, it is impossible to forget the families that ran from Mosul today, newly displaced, fleeing from ISIS and completely unsure of what is ahead.
As we ramp up emergency relief efforts in Aleppo, Syria, we continue to help Iraqi families who are caught up in the war against ISIS. So far, most families have stayed put—either by choice or necessity.
But many of those who run are fleeing south from the Mosul area, and many of them land at our "hospitality center," where they can catch their breath and plan their next steps.
That’s where you meet them.