The Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organisation (ACERO) is pleased to announce that it has just launched a major water relief project in Northern Iraq. Within the context of the ongoing conflict in Iraq, all Iraqis, and minority communities in particular, have been directly affected by water shortages and general instability in the provision of basic services and utilities.

In order to meet this major water crisis and in response to the current sweltering Iraqi heat, ACERO has purchased a water tanker and is providing relief to families in dire need to water at no cost. ACERO provides all aid without regard to the denomination of those it supports, helping Christians from all churches in Iraq and where it is called upon to do so, to non-Christian groups including Arabs.

In this time of crisis, ACERO’s Trustees offer their immense appreciation to His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East who has given direct instructions to ACERO to direct all its financial efforts and manpower towards the relief of Iraq’s Christian communities wherever they are in need. His Holiness the Catholicos-Patriarch along with the Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East are directing tireless efforts and action to address the impact of the conflict of Iraq’s Christian communities and have joined the effort in supporting the great work done by ACERO. His Holiness is personally monitoring the situation and supporting ACERO’s relief efforts.

ACERO also extends its appreciation to all its supporters, project partners and all people standing in solidarity with Iraq’s Christian communities. We once again welcome all financial contributions which will allow for the implementation of rapid relief programs.