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.

Barzani Charity Foundation has been named after the legendary Kurdish leader Mustafa Barzani (1903 -1979). The working philosophy of the foundation is based on a statement by Barzani which says “It is an honor to serve one’s own people.” Therefore, people or humanity make the center for the BCF’s humanitarian work. For that, where there is a need for humanitarian assistance, the BCF considers its own responsibility to help.

The BCF has obtained official license from Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Governments as a nongovernmental organization. It has also license to operate in the United States. The increasing activities of the foundation in the area of humanitarian response to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees inside and outside KRI has given great credibility to the BCF. Moreover, it was granted a Consultative Status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in the organization’s meeting in April 2016.

The BCF has also operated outside Iraqi borders such in Turkey, Syria, Greece and Serbia. The foundation relies on its sponsors and partners which are local and international companies and organizations in conducting its humanitarian projects.

The BCF publicizes all its activities via its official website in a transparent way and welcomes any monitoring or auditing teams.

The BCF places enormous importance on the sectors of education, health, camp management, livelihood, food, shelter and water. The foundation also runs projects for orphans and people with disabilities.

The BCF’s headquarter is located in Erbil and it has branch offices in Erbil, Duhok, Sulaymaniyah, Kirkuk, Nineveh, Sinjar and Garmiyan. It has also representatives in Europe and the United States.

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


This sector has been one of the main working sectors of the BCF which provides dry food, ready meals, milk and drinking water.


BCF provides everyday needs, including kitchen supplies, bedding, heating devices, air cooling equipment, clothing, etc. to the people in need.


Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector includes the provision of drinking water to the affected areas, establishing water networks and sewers, building water closets, organizing cleaning campaigns, raising cleaning awareness and distributing hygiene supplies.


This sector is tasked with building and renovating schools, providing school supplies to the students, spreading awareness and assisting educators and students to continue their education.


The foundation runs 19 vocational and cultural centers which provide training to hundreds of people in computer programs, sewing, food production, handicraft, etc. BCF also runs the project of Cash for Work in undertaking its projects.

Cash Assistance

The orphan care project which provides monthly cash assistance to more than 20,000 orphans began in 2012 and is ongoing. This sector also provides financial assistance to the families led by widowed mothers.


This sector focuses on protecting women and children through the BCF‘s centres inside and outside the camps and raising social awareness against social problems and violence.


BCF builds and renovates health centers, provides medical supplies, organizes self-protection awareness and building mobile clinics. It also runs an ongoing project to provide wheelchairs to the individuals with special needs.


It covers the areas of building camps, renovating houses in the war-affected areas, distribution of tents and building large halls for sheltering IDPs and refugees.

Special Projects

Special Projects include erecting and renovating buildings, installing power cables, building houses, halls and cultural centres, and others.

Camp Management & Coordination

The BCF took over the management of the first camp in Erbil Province in 2014 and it has, ever since, managed 14 camps of IDPs and refugees. The foundation also takes part in the meetings on the camp management and coordination in the camps.



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


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