According to UNICEF’s recent report there are more than 800,000 orphans living in Iraq today, with 1 in 3 children being abused in state run orphanages.
Iraq currently has no child protection laws in place.
My colleague in Iraq received a random call from someone desperately seeking donations for an independent orphanage in the notorious neighbouring district of Al-Sadr.
Compelled by what we had heard, we decided to visit the orphanage. There we discovered the remarkable story of 32 children living in a small 2 bedroomed house, established by Husham, an unlikely hero who works tirelessly without state support to shelter and protect them.
As filmmakers (http://www.humanfilm.com) we decided to document the lives of the orphans over an extended period as they struggled with the consequences of war, poverty and lost parents. Baring witness to the trails and tribulations of Iraq’s most vulnerable.
Our hope is to raise funds to help the orphanage continue to run and grow, enabling it to shelter more orphans in Iraq.
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