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Our current logo (above in two versions) has been with us a long time and a change is needed. We are looking to YOU, our community, our clients, our staff, our friends and to create a simple, compelling design that will represent KHRW in the coming years.

The new logo design should look good in small, medium, and large. The new logo design should be sharp with bold colors. The design should be simple, with a good use of color, and should be a design that people will remember.

It is very important that the design reflect the work of KHRW and the tagline and core mission – We protect refugees and the homeless. We promote human rights.

Please send your questions, ideas, and designs to The last day to submit is February 15, 2015. We are looking forward to your creative ideas that express the core mission of KHRW.


Happy Holidays and a word from General Audino

Our latest newsletter and our end-of-year appeal is out. In this issue Brigadier General Ernest C. Audino US Army (Ret) shares his experience and calls upon readers to donate. Please visit by clicking the Newsletter/Appeal or by going to

Also included are words from Executive Director, Pary Karadaghi, reflecting on the year and the growing needs of the communities served by Kurdish Human Rights.

We wish you all the very best of the season: peace, joy, love, hope, health and happiness.

The KHRW Team

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WFP restarts food aid for Syrian refugees after campaign

Source: Reuters – Tue, 9 Dec 2014 11:47 GMT

BEIRUT, Dec 9 (Reuters) – The U.N. World Food Programme is restarting food aid for 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt after it received enough donations to fund the halted programme. The WFP said on Dec. 1 it was suspending the aid because it had run out of money. This meant electronic vouchers allowing refugees to buy food in stores were not topped up for December, putting them at risk of hunger during the harsh winter period.

The agency said on Tuesday that a fundraising drive since then had raised $80 million, which will allow it to distribute new funds of around $30 per family member by mid-December and also leaving some funding for next month. “This outpouring of support in such a short time is unprecedented,” WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin said in a statement. Government donations made up the bulk of the amount raised while individuals and private sector donors in 158 countries contributed $1.8 million, it added. It did not say which states had donated money.

Syrian refugees who had their food aid cut said that without it they would be unable to feed themselves, educate their children or warm their tents through the winter. Syria’s civil war is entering its fourth winter and donors have provided just over half the money the United Nations sought this year. (Reporting by Sylvia Westall; Editing by Angus MacSwan)