ACERO Responds to Escalated Conflict in Northern Iraq

The Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organisation (ACERO) has launched another urgent campaign in response to the conflict currently engulfing parts of Northern Iraq.

Aid and relief is being targeted to Christians fleeing towns and villages which were previously deemed to be safe in the Nineveh Plains.

ACERO’s Dohuk Chapter officials have visited the following displaced families and registered them to receive urgent aid:

–        35 families in Kani Balavi

–        32 families in Dehi

–        15 families in Dohuk

ACERO is currently in the process of registering other families at St George’s Church in Dohuk and in The Martyr’s Church in Semele. Some of the displaced families in these two locations are from the village of Bashiqa (located 18 kilometres from Mosul).

Contact has also been made with officials at St John’s Church in Ankawa and other areas where displaced Christians have sought refuge.

At the present time ACERO is providing mattresses, blankets, food parcels and in some special cases financial aid for medication and rent.

ACERO thanks its supporters for their tremendous generosity which has enabled us to provide aid instantly.

With much gratitude,

Andy Darmoo

Secretary

On Behalf of ACERO Trustees