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 totaling about $1 million USD in distributed funds.
On 30 December 2014 a Christmas celebration was held in the Assyrian village of Bagere, 15 kilometres north of Dohuk. The event, organised with ACERO’s financial support was attended by children of the village along with those displaced from the Nineveh Plains. The Very Rev’d Cor-bishop Phillip David along with The Rev’d Fr Shawel Younan were in attendance and expressed their thanks for ACERO’s support. The Rev’d Cor-bishop noted in his remarks that at present there are at least 1500 displaced Christian families in Dohuk alone and they are being supported by charitable organisations including ACERO. The village of Bagere is currently hosting 30 families displaced from Mosul and the Nineveh Plains.