Following a request from the leaders of the Assyrian village of Kani Balavi in Northern Iraq, ACERO recently completed an upgrade project to the village’s access road.

Through our Building Fund, ACERO undertook repairs to the road leading to the village which was in a dilapidated state prior to the repairs, particularly during winter when it was impassable. Due to its condition, village residents regularly abandoned their vehicles outside of the village during especially bad periods making the long journey by foot. Local municipal authorities have made no repairs to the road.

Kani Balavi is home to 16 Assyrian families and is currently housing another 16 Internally Displaced families who fled the Nineveh Plains. The village church is St Mary’s and the priest, Rev’d Fr Shimon conducts holy services every three or four weeks.