A Report from ACERO Headquarters – England, United Kingdom
On the 22nd and 23rd of December 2015, ACERO implemented a Christmas campaign at our Dohuk Housing Complex and at Sawra Village near Semele, Iraq.
On the 22nd food packages and other essential items were distributed to 60 families at the Dohuk Housing Complex. Each package contained poultry, eggs, chocolate, nuts and seeds, a variety of fruits and soft drinks. Christmas gifts were given to 45 children along with a rug for each family.
On the 23rd ACERO hosted 90 displaced families for a Christmas lunch and celebration at Sawra Village. The meal was followed by the distribution of gifts for all children present and traditional festivities. Food parcels and other necessary items were also distributed by Mr Odisho Dawood, Dohuk Chapter Chairman and Chapter members. Despite the difficult circumstances of these displaced families, their first Christmas at Sawra Village was ushered in with an atmosphere of joy and hope.
At the function messages were read from His Holiness Mar Gewargis III Sliwa, Catholicos-Patriarch, His Grace Mar Afram Athneil, ACERO Chairman and Mr Andy Darmoo, ACERO Secretary. All messages expressed the hope that these displaced families will return to their homes without delay.
ACERO extends its immense thanks to The Rev’d Dr Patrick Sookhdeo and all colleagues at our partner organization, the Barnabas Fund for the tremendous support they continue to give to #Assyrians thoughout the Middle East. We are also greatful to A Demand For Action – Iraq which generously supported the children’s programme at Sawra Village through its ‘Little Smilies Project’. Our greatest thanks as always is to our generous supporters who are essential in continuing our work around the world. Without you, this work would not be possible.
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