It is with immense satisfaction and thanks to the Lord that ACERO today reports our Sawra Village Project, one of the largest humanitarian initiatives in our organisation’s history is making significant progress.

Initial groundwork on the construction of Sawra Village near Semele, Northern Iraq commenced in April and progress has been swift. Sawra Village is expected to provide high-standard housing to between 500-600 IDPs and will contain sanitation, cooking, laundry and recreational facilities.

This week ACERO Secretary Andy Darmoo along with Dr Patrick Sookhdeo, International Director and other Directors from our project partner the Barnabas Fund visited the site and assessed the progress being made. On-the-ground work is under the able direction of Gary Stockton and Samer Tadros.

Following their inspection of the site, representatives of both organisations expressed their great satisfaction at the swift progress being made.

On behalf of ACERO Mr Darmoo thanked all involved in this significant project, citing in particular The Rev’d Deacon Gewargis Shlemon who was instrumental in procuring the land for ACERO’s Sawra Village and has offered ongoing assistance.

This is the largest housing project of its kind implemented in Northern Iraq by a non-government humanitarian organisation in support of Assyrians and others who have been the victims of forced displacement.

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