NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Year has seen the operational capabilities of The Heraion Foundation's (HERA) humanitarian efforts soar to new heights.
With the recent closure of Yazda, a charity providing treatment for trauma to Yazidi sex slaves among other initiatives, the need for organizations such as HERA to fill the gap has never been greater.
With the ongoing recovery of multiple women and children from the hands of ISIS, to the monumental challenge of providing front line medical aid and supplies across war ravaged Mosul, HERA has achieved what few other NGO's operating in the region can.
On Christmas Eve, HERA assisted in the recovery and safe escort of nine persons from ISIS captivity. The captive women were sold to ISIS fighters as wives, while the children were forced to undergo indoctrination into extremist ideology. Following a period of rehabilitation and support, the rescued will have the option to enter into a HERA funded school or job-training program, dependent upon age.
The battle for Mosul has seen HERA accomplish herculean feats. Operating on the front lines of the conflict, we have delivered thousands of pounds of food, clothing, and essential aid items to families trapped or unable to flee. HERA has been conducting daily missions from our base in Erbil into Mosul with food, clothing, and aid distribution donated to our organization.
At times, we have been the only NGO operating on the front lines of the conflict zone.
The Heraion Foundation is a U.S.-based, veterans-run 501(c)3 non-profit organization operating in Northern Iraq and Syria. HERA brings a new full-spectrum approach to counter-extremist humanitarianism. We protect civilians at the front lines of extremist conflict by pairing rescue & recovery efforts with a highly scalable ecosystem of long-term education and economic empowerment. In an unstable world where state governments cannot protect civilians, we believe trained humanitarian operators are a necessity. As a veterans-run non-profit, today we use our military and intelligence experience as humanitarian operators to protect the lives of--and deliver aid to--at-risk civilians in failed and fragile states.
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