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Charity to give 1mn IQD to family of each Peshmerga who died in ISIS war

By Rudaw 14/6/2017
The family of a Kurdish Peshmerga soldier killed in the fight against ISIS. Rudaw file photo
The family of a Kurdish Peshmerga soldier killed in the fight against ISIS. Rudaw file photo
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) will provide 1,000,000 IQD ($850) to every family who lost a member in the fight against ISIS.
“On Thursday evening, the foundation will prepare an evening meal for the martyrs’ families and announce the project, which includes all the martyrs without discrimination. The project is sponsored by Sirwan Barzani,” Ibrahim Sameen, BCF communication director, told Rudaw. 

They plan to distribute the funds to all families before Eid, the end of Ramadan. 

Sirwan Barzani is a Peshmerga commander and nephew of President Masoud Barzani. 

Sameen explained that BCF received a list of 1,410 Peshmerga from the Ministry of Peshmerga. That includes 394 from Erbil province, 444 from Duhok province, 344 from Sulaimani province, and 228 from Kirkuk and Garmain areas. 

According to information previously obtained by Rudaw, the number of Peshmerga killed in the war against ISIS reaches more than 1,700. Sameen said that if a name is missing from the list, the family can contact the Ministry of Peshmerga to receive the assistance. 
“Those martyrs who had two wives, the assistance includes both of them, which means each will be paid 1,000,000 IQD,” Sameen added.

Officials from the Kurdistan Regional Government and foreign consulates are expected to attend the event on Thursday. 

The BCF also has an ongoing special program to pay $50 to each child of the deceased Peshmerga. 

Sameen said they are inviting business leaders to participate in assisting the families of fallen Peshmerga. 

A 2015 campaign led by Rudaw's Ranj Sangawi raised millions for widows and children of Peshmerga. 



Eugene | 15/6/2017
That's a good thing...
Nihad | 15/6/2017
Good but not enough they deserve more and should always what they want
AY | 15/6/2017
very good
Kurdo | 15/6/2017
I would never die for a corrupt country. Just leave and let arabs take over, they know how to end corrupt leaders. Just because kurds are nice and calm other kurds use them, but their day will come. I am not even rich but give money every month to kurdish refugees and have been doing so even before ISIS. But these rich kurds are awful.
Non kurd | 16/6/2017
Of course no amount of money can compensate these families for the loss that they have incurred. But I suppose every donation that helps their family is positive.

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