April 2016 updates!
again a month full of activities. Sister Hatune travelling around in one of the most hostile part of the world, northern Iraq, to help the Christians and Yazidis on the run from the war waging IS people – as usual, one could say, without exaggerating!
Our Director visited Christian Pakistani refugees stuck in Bangkok, Thailand, not able to go back, not able to stay or achieve any other settlement.
It is hard times out there. We are trying to help as much as we can – and as usual we need Your help, and we are extremely grateful for the support we already got from You!
The horrifying stories that never seem to end
In these days, we often read that the war against Islamic State soon will be over, and that the Islamic State (IS) forces are defeated. Our experiences, unfortunately, gives us a feeling, that the problems for the people, who lost their homes, property and that are suffering of all kinds of diseases, have just begun!
Here is a sentence from the newest report from Sister Hatune about her latest trip to the war zone a week ago:
“I was talking with a young woman, that was eleven months in the hands of IS. She was abused permanently; her 7-month baby comes from there. She was sold five times among members of IS, before she was bought free, with the help of our local partners.
Her sister burned herself to death, while she was in captivity. Of her family, 23 young men and 25 girls and women are still missing.”
READ IT ALL HERE: http://hatunefoundation.com/international/and-the-war-is-going-on/
Persecuted Pakistani Christians in Thailand
In Bangkok, around 3200 Pakistani Christians are stuck. They can’t go back home – it is common knowledge, that Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for Christians who have fallen foul of the blasphemy laws there.
The situation for Christians generally in Pakistan was really highlighted on Easter Sunday through the terror attack against the Christians celebrating Easter in Lahore.
The refugees in Bangkok have no real demands. Here is the word from a 29-year-old photographer, who has been living in Bangkok in more than 3 years, together with his wife in a 10 square meter room only equipped with a bed:
“We have no special wishes – we are willing to go anywhere; we just want our freedom. Our freedom to walk safely and without fear in the streets and to work with whatever we can find. We will be valuable citizens wherever we go”!
Go to our web site and read more about why our Pakistani Christian sisters and brothers in Bangkok need help: http://hatunefoundation.com/international/visiting-persecuted-christians/
Also more positive things happen!
In May, we open our new school in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Bona Fortuna School offers education for 50 underprivileged kids between 5 and 14 years of age. You can read more details in our PDF brochure (page 9) here: http://hatunefoundation.com/pdf/Preview-2016.pdf
If you want to know more – or be part-owner of the school (1/100 for 200 USD) please donate and label your donation “BFS” – or contact Hans Erling Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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