When the Islamic State conquered Mosul in summer 2014, thousands of Christians living in the Niniva province around Mosul had to leave their homes. Most of them sought refugee in Kurdistan’s capital Erbil. With the refugee camps over capacity, the Christian Father Jens Petzold from offered his help. He is the Father of the small monastery Maryam al-Adra in the city of Sulaimaniyya in Kurdistan, Iraq. He offered to help some 200 people from the Christian city of Bakhdida, which he is now hosting in his monastery. With limited funds, Father Jens is only able to finance the monastery with rigorous organisation, and now he is able to care for roughly 200 people with around 1000$ a week.