Halil Family – HUMANWIRE
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Halil Family


“Before the war ethnicity didn’t matter. We’re Kurdish, our neighbors were Armenian, we all lived together. This all came out as part of the ugliness of war,” says Halil about the discrimination he faced in Syria because of his Kurdish identity.
His family fled Aleppo to the countryside, but the ugliness followed them there. People claiming to be the free army kidnapped his son Ali and they were forced to pay a ransom to get him back. They tried to find a safe place to live, but they were in danger in both the rebel and government territory. When they finally made it to the border and attempted to find shelter in a refugee camp, they were warned that there would be trouble for them as Kurds, so they moved on.
Although now safely in Turkey, discrimination continues, making it even more difficult to secure the basic needs of their family. His fifteen-year-old son Ali was taken in by a Kurdish grocer and works full time. Otherwise, they would not be able to get by. “Factories will only hire children. They won’t hire men,” says Halil, who was recently fired without getting his salary for taking two days off to take his daughter to the hospital.
A devoted father, he says his main concern is securing consistent care and schooling for Rawan, his ten year old daughter who is living with Down Syndrome. Although they have been rejected from government and special needs schools for not having the proper reports, he refuses to give up on her education. “I want all of my children to get an education that will open their minds. They can’t give in to hate. They must be taught to love.”


Mike Thompson
$2000 Goal

We are extremely grateful for the basics and more that we have every day in our life — food, shelter, and a comfortable place to rest. It is heartbreaking to see a family like the Halil’s in such need and want to do what we can to help. Won’t you please join us and donate what you can?



At least four quarterly emails will be sent to all contributors with status and progress reports related to activity on the campaign. This may include information about the successful transfer of funds to a hospital, a photo of the recipient after a successful surgery, etc.


Contributors will be provided with a local address to send food, clothes, school supplies and letters of support directly to the family’s door. This is a great way to build one-to-one relationships and potentially provide more needed support down the road. Plus, everything included in the $5 reward.


Attend a live video chat session with the host and refugee. Introduce yourself and time-permitting, spark up a conversation along with others involved in the campaign. A translator will be provided for English when needed. Plus, everything included in the $5 and $15 rewards.


Engage in a 30 minute one-to-one live video chat. An arabic translator will be provided for French or English. Plus, everything included in the $5, $15 and $25 rewards.


Everything in the $45 reward, four times! You can give them away to others or enjoy them all yourself. Each of the four rewards comes with everything offered in the $45 reward and below.


Thinking of traveling? Humanwire can help with recommendations for your itinerary. This could be a great opportunity to meet and connect more closely with the refugee family that will be benefitting from your contribution. For dinner, Humanwire will provide local transportation for everyone. Also, everything included in all prior rewards.

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5 Sponsors
1,600 of 2,000 USD

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