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.