The Barzani Charity Foundation is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit organization which was founded in 2005 in Erbil, the capital city of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Mr. Masrour Barzani is the head of BCF’s board of founders.

Under the motto of Mustafa Barzani which says that “It is an honor to serve one’s own people,” the BCF started its activities. The BCF has obtained official licenses from Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Governments and the United States licensed BCF in 2016. In the Camp Coordination and Camp Management meeting of the United Nations in April 2016, BCF was granted a Consultative Status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It was also officially registered as a charitable organization in Kuwait the same year. In 2018, BCF was appointed as the representative of the “Sphere” in Kurdistan and translated Sphere handbook into Kurdish, which is considered to be the constitution of the humanitarian works in the world. It was officially licensed by the British Charity Commission in April 2020.

The BCF humanitarian operations crossed Iraqi borders and carried out various humanitarian activities (Turkey, Syria, Serbia, Australia, Bangladesh, Yemen, Saudi Arabia). The foundation’s humanitarian project relies on its sponsors and donors and supported by many volunteers.

The BCF’s headquarter is based in Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s capital, Erbil, and has its representatives in Europe and the United State. The foundation opens offices wherever needed to implement humanitarian projects.

The Mission

Providing humanitarian aid indiscriminately which to have impact on peace and sustainability for nature and humanity. 


BCF strive to eliminate poverty in the world and end force migration in which people have equal access to the education and essential services and protecting environment

What we do

The BCF provides humanitarian assistance to IDPs, refugees
and host communities in (11) different sectors


Providing dry food, ready meals, milk, and drinking water to people in vulnerable humanitarian situations.


Distributing a variety of basic necessities to people in need including, kitchen supplies, bedding, heating devices, air cooling equipment, clothing.


Our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector focuses on the provision of drinking water, the construction of water networks and sewers, building water closets, organizing cleaning campaigns, raising sanitation awareness, and distributing hygiene supplies.


Building and renovating schools, providing school supplies to the students, raising awareness, and assisting educators and students to continue their education.


Running 19 vocational and cultural centers that provide training to hundreds of people in computer programs, sewage services, food production, handicraft, among other things. BCF also runs Cash for Work initiatives alongside its projects.

Cash Assistance

Providing monthly cash assistance to more than 20,000 orphans through the Orphan Care Project (OCP), and financial support to families led by widowed mothers.


Protecting women and children through BCF‘s centres inside and outside the camps and raising social awareness for social issues related to abuse and violence.


Building and renovating health centers, providing medical supplies, organizing self-protection awareness, and building mobile clinics, and providing wheelchairs to individuals with special needs.


Building camps, renovating houses in war-affected areas, distributing tents, and building large halls for sheltering IDPs and refugees.

Special Projects

Renovating buildings, installing power cables, building houses, halls, and cultural centers, among other things.

Camp Management & Coordination

Managing 14 refugee and IDP camps and taking part in camp management meetings and coordination.



Kurdistan Region-Iraq, Erbil, hawleri new Qtr, 120M Road, Next to MassCity Complex


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