Unfortunately tens of thousands of Assyrians have fled Syria as a result of the dire civil war currently engulfing the country. ACERO is working actively in Syria in the provision of food and medical relief.
As media reports begin to convey the extent of the damage in Mosul and the surrounding area of Nineveh, another mass exodus of Christians has commenced. This most vulnerable indigenous group is once again bearing the brunt of terror and violence in its ancient homeland.
In July 2012, ACERO launched an international campaign to provide urgent financial aid to the Assyrian community of Krasnodar, Russia who were affected by major flooding. According to reports published at the time, flooding in the Krasnodar region of Russia left 171 people dead with more than 25,000 people having lost part or all of their belongings.
The Dohuk Housing Complex Project has been the largest single project embarked upon by ACERO since its founding. In February 2010 work began on this major project to provide cost-free accommodation to Assyrians internally displaced from the major Iraqi conflict zones of Baghdad, Mosul (Nineveh) and Kirkuk.
With the help of donors and supporters, ACERO was able to undertake a major renovation of the school building, transforming it from its small, eroded state into a modern two-building educational facility which educates approximately 300 young children.