“Poverty taught me to be strong”: Khonaf’s story

Khonaf Saido Abdullah, 54, living in Rwanga camp, Northern Iraq is a mother of seven children and a participant of CARE’s and Lotus Flower’s business incubator project. CARE/Lotus Flower

Khonaf Saido Abdullah is a mother of 7 from Sinjar, Iraq where she was living with her young children and disabled husband in a small rental property. They worked as farm labourers to get a small income, but she still did not have enough money to be able to send any of her children to school. But that changed.

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Statement: Explosion in Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon following an explosion on August 4, 2020

Two days after the double explosion which took place in the port of Beirut, the still provisional toll shows dozens of deaths, thousands injured, and more than 300,000 people who are left homeless.

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