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 in (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


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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