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Project Update
Electric Generator in Dohuk
On 19 July 2014, the Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organisation (ACERO) successfully finalised a major project to install an electric generator at its Dohuk Housing Complex.
Summer temperatures in Iraq average 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 80 degrees Fahrenheit at night. As such, the government grid supply of electricity to dwellings in Dohuk is severely affected by daily outages and disruptions. 
Odisho Dawood, Chairman of ACERO’s Dohuk Chapter confirmed “ACERO has installed a 200kv electric generator which will provide electricity to 32 apartments.”
Working in collaboration with our project partner, the SALT Foundation – Iraq, ACERO brought this major initiative to its successful completion. 
The SALT Foundation – Iraq provided funding to meet 70% of the cost of the electric generator itself while ACERO bore the remainder of the expenses associated with the purchase of the generator and other components including;

  • The purchase of an associated 5000 litre tank;
  • The transportation of the generator and its installation;
  • The construction of a foundation;
  • The purchase of electrical cables and the installation of 32 conductors to transmit electricity to each apartment; and,
  • The remuneration of the engineer directing the project.

The total cost of the project came to $14,650 US Dollars.
The ongoing associated costs will be borne by ACERO and through a nominal monthly contribution from the Complex tenants.   
The electric generator will provide 8 amperes of electric power to each apartment alternating according to when the government grid electricity supply experiences an outage.
Mr Dawood noted that ACERO is collaborating with all humanitarian organisations and charities to help the displaced, reduce their suffering and meet their daily needs, particularly since most families have arrived in Dohuk without money and property.

He went on to stress that the Complex could provide temporary housing to 10 further families affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Iraq.
“We are delighted at the arrival of the generator.”
Ishaya Gorial Toma, 55, a resident of the Complex expressed his joy saying “we are delighted at the installation of the generator in this Complex and thank all those who have participated in bringing it to us. We were suffering without electricity during outages of the government electricity grid during the afternoon and night.”
The ACERO Dohuk Housing Complex consists of 4 buildings with a total of 32 apartments housing displaced families and the needy. It is a major ACERO project in Northern Iraq providing rent-free accommodation to Assyrians internally displaced from the major Iraqi conflict zones of Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk.

2017-11-25T23:58:56+00:00July 21st, 2014|

Mosul Appeal: Project Update – New Arrivals

A message from the ACERO Secretary

Dear Supporter,

ACERO is pleased to announce that a further 95 families have arrived in Dohuk, with six at the ACERO Dohuk Housing Complex, with thanks to our Chapter in Dohuk, who were ready to extend help to all with blankets, mattresses, food parcels, almost immediately, thanks to our donors.

I would also like to thank our Chapters in England, USA, and Australia, who are doing a fantastic job in helping our people worldwide. They have been able to collect funds and send them within hours to Nineveh, in Iraq especially, but also across the Middle East more generally.

God bless our supporters and donors that we are in a position to help immediately, within our budget, our Christian brothers and sisters from all denominations with open arms. I also take this opportunity to thank who kindly covered this event in St Joseph’s church with the attached photographs.

God bless you for your support.

How Can You Help?

Your generous support will help ACERO to continue providing direct aid and relief to displaced residents of Mosul and the surrounding Nineveh region. Please show your support and concern by making an urgent contribution online securely in your preferred currency.

Yours sincerely,

Andy Darmoo


2017-11-25T23:58:56+00:00June 22nd, 2014|
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