Iraqi Yazidi child refugee. He left his home to escape murderous ISIS. Wearing MAN U top in a refugee camp.

UK Based Charity – Khalsa Aid

I had not heard about Khalsa Aid until Ravinder Singh, the CEO turned up out of nowhere and announced he was here to help!

Khalsa Aid Logo

With internal displacement running sky high it was a welcome surprise to see additional help arrive from abroad, but who would have expected a Sikh 🙂

This was such an amazing moment for me personally, I had read a lot about Sikhism in the past and found it to be by and large a religion of peace. I am not here to talk about religion, that we can save for another day because in reality the work of Khalsa Aid has no boundaries when it comes to religion.

Khalsa Aid is run by CEO Ravinder Singh, who himself is a Sikh but his duty is to help all who are in need regardless of where they are from or what they believe in. If another human needs help, Ravinder along with his charity are there to help.

Truly Remarkable

For many in Iraq this will have been the first time seeing a Sikh. Nobody expected a man with a long beard to turn up when hundreds of thousands of our brothers and sisters had sought refuge in the Kurdish region of Iraq.

Now of course you might say “But there are no Sikhs in Iraq” why is Khalsa Aid there? But the message is perfectly simple….. Khalsa Aid does not care what your skin colour is or what God you pray to….. if you are in need they will help.

Khalsa Aid has a history of helping non-sikhs, just take a look at this picture which they posterd to their Facebook page with the caption:

Khalsa Aid in Haiti

“It doesn’t matter in which language we pray or how we pray. God is ONE! Ravinder Singh, CEO of Khalsa Aid praying with the orphans in Haiti before they eat their evening meal. We are all ONE!”

Take a moment to enjoy the splendour of humanity working as humanity should do – together as one.

In early July we can see that Khalsa Aid assisted in the evacuation of Panjabis from Iraq…. one might of expected Khalsa Aid’s efforts in Iraq to have stopped at this point but no… they never failed us. They sent the CEO to help……….

The Sikh beard brining smiles to the Assyrian refugee children in Erbil, Iraq !  Ravinder Singh,CEO of Khalsa Aid ( UK ) has been organising the relief program for the refugees in Iraq.  The refugee children have become accustomed to having this turbaned/bearded guy around and always show him so much love. They call him "Amo", uncle
The Sikh beard brining smiles to the Assyrian refugee children in Erbil, Iraq !
Ravinder Singh, CEO of Khalsa Aid ( UK ) has been organising the relief program for the refugees in Iraq.
The refugee children have become accustomed to having this turbaned/bearded guy around and always show him so much love. They call him “Amo”, uncle
Ravinder Singh CEO of Khalsa Aid assisting the refugees in Iraq.
Ravinder Singh CEO of Khalsa Aid assisting the refugees in Iraq.
These Yazidi people had to flee their villages due to fear of an attack by ISIS. They are now staying at a makeshift refugee camp in a school in Erbil.  Khalsa Aid installed water filters in this camp so that the refugees have clean drinking water.
These Yazidi people had to flee their villages due to fear of an attack by ISIS. They are now staying at a makeshift refugee camp in a school in Erbil.
Khalsa Aid installed water filters in this camp so that the refugees have clean drinking water.
Khalsa Aid ( UK) working with Iraqi refugees  in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq.
Khalsa Aid ( UK) working with Iraqi refugees in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq.
I feel so blessed, little Assyrian refugee boy wanted to give me kiss,was very moved.
“I feel so blessed, little Assyrian refugee boy wanted to give me kiss,was very moved.”