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SEED’s Co-Founder and Vice President speaker at TEDxNishtimanWomen

SEED’s Co-Founder and Vice President Tanya Gilly-Khailany, was one of the eight speakers during TEDxNishtimanWomen on November 3rd in Saad Abdullah Hall in Erbil, Kurdistan. Tanya’s speech was about the importance of women’s participation in [...]

Stakeholder Report Meeting: War, Health, and Refugees in Iraq

The conflict in Iraq has had a devastating effect on access to medical care, with over a million displaced people making demands on an already overwhelmed public health system in the Kurdistan Region. Having been [...]

SEED Announces 2017 Gala Awardees – Glenn Beck’s Mercury One and Vital Voices

SEED will host its second annual gala dinner event Children in Crisis, in Washington, D.C., on October 2nd, raising funds for its work supporting the recovery of survivors of violence and conflict in Kurdistan, Iraq. SEED is [...]

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ISIS has planted a ticking bomb that is hard to defuse: traumatized children

November 8th, 2017|0 Comments

The Christian Science Monitor / September 21, 2017 Iraq hasn't enough mental health professionals to handle the legions of traumatized children who, because of ISIS, saw and did things they never should have. But if [...]