On 30 August 2014, ACERO implemented a relief campaign for displaced Christian families currently residing in The Martyr’s Church of the Assyrian Church of the East in Semele. Food packages and supplies were distributed to 59 Christian families and 4 non-Christian families. Present during the aid distribution was ACERO Secretary Mr Andy Darmoo who is visiting Iraq from the United Kingdom to review ACERO’s aid efforts. Those displaced families present expressed their deep concern as to their situation with the forthcoming arrival of the winter season. All families remain unsure as to whether circumstances will exist to facilitate their repatriation to their ancestral towns and villages in the Nineveh Plains. They are gripped by a sense of fear, apprehension and confusion. ACERO will continue to use its full resources to support IDPs until the resolution of the current crisis.
On 1 September 2014, ACERO implemented a relief campaign for displaced Christian families currently residing in and around the area of the Ancient Church of the East in Dohuk. Heading up the aid effort on the ground, Odisho Dawood, Chairman of ACERO's Dohuk Chapter said; "Today we distributed food and hygiene equipment (15 pieces per family) for 70 families; 55 displaced families, 10 from Sindor and a further 5 from Alqosh." ACERO Secretary Andy Darmoo expressed his thanks to all those that donate, namely from Australia, United States, Canada and Europe. ACERO will continue to use its full resources to support IDPs until the resolution of the current crisis and would like to thank ankawa.com for being present and taking pictures. An Arabic language report on this effort can also be viewed at: http://www.ankawa.com/index.php?option=com_jfusion&Itemid=139&jfile=index.php&topic=751515.0