Brothers in Mosul, Iraq and fans of Sporting Clube de Portugal football club

Sporting Clube de Portugal hopes to help a boy in Iraq

Published on August 3, 2017

I met and photographed these boys and their family a few weeks ago in Iraq. Left to right, this is Abdulrahman, Younis and Mohammed. The family escaped ISIS, but lost their home and everything else in the process. They're now living in a temporary shelter outside of Mosul, an area now receiving some help with water and sanitation from NGO, Medair. After sharing this photograph, word quickly spread that there were distant young fans of Sporting Clube de Portugal. The football club got in touch with me and they have just published a story about them in their print newspaper. They could really use the help.


Original PDF of the article in Portuguese >
Original PDF of the article with English translation >


They are in need of a capable doctor and medical team willing help with a kidney operation, and donations that would help to feed and put a home back together for them. Any financial donations and assistance will be extremely valuable to them. If you're interested in learning more about the family and wish to help in some way, please send me an email and I'll connect you with the right people. Thank you!

Some of the family outside a barn that is currently being used as shelter

The eldest brother is in urgent need of a kidney transplant. They have a donor but no means for medical care.




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