Joy Amidst the Darkness; ACERO’s Christmas 2014 Campaign in Iraq
2014 was a year of unprecedented turmoil and hardship for Assyrian and other Christian minority communities of Iraq.
Thanks to generous supporters like you and our institutional project partners ACERO has been at the forefront of the response on a number of fronts. We have distributed aid and implemented relief programs during 2014 in Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iran and Greece with these projects totalling about $1 million USD in distributed funds.
With ACERO’s financial support, the Assyrian Church of the East, Archdiocese of Iraq and Russia hosted a children’s party at St Odisho’s Church in Baghdad where gifts were distributed to children of various parishes in the Iraqi capital city. His Beatitude Mar Gewargis Sliwa, Metropolitan, was present at the festivities. Financial aid was distributed to disadvantaged families in Baghdad and throughout Iraq on a regular basis during the year. This will continue in 2015.