Tim's Story

Iraq Country Director Tim Buxton moved to Iraq in 2014 with Sarah, his wife of nine years, and their three children, Elliana, Charlie, and Lily.

Prior to Iraq, Tim moved from Australia to New York and worked nine years for Times Square Church as the director of international projects and short-term trips. Both Tim and Sarah have lifelong international experience. Now together in Kurdistan, they are helping meet the needs of refugees and the displaced in the region. 

In addition to managing the small staff, Tim oversees daily projects and program development for The Refuge Initiative (TRI), a division of World Orphans that was launched in response to the humanitarian crisis stemming from ISIS advances in Northern Iraq and Syria. TRI builds communities of hope for the displaced by providing not only homes, but wholistic care and pathways back to as normal a life as possible.