Major Relief Campaign – Sennacherib Club, Dohuk

On 13 August 2014, ACERO delivered humanitarian relief to 80 displaced families at the Sennacherib Sports Club, Dohuk.

Aid packages distributed included a food hamper containing 15 items along with one foam mattress and pillow for each family.

The 80 families were displaced from Baghdida, Bartalah, Telkaif, Batnaye, Teleskof, Sharafiah and Alqosh.

It is noteworthy that the Governor of Dohuk, Farhad Atroshi, declared a State of Emergency last Tuesday following the influx of a large number of displaced people, mostly Assyrians, to Dohuk. Regrettably the authorities are unable to meet the service and shelter needs of the displaced. The work of organisations like ACERO is therefore paramount during this time of crisis.

2017-11-25T23:58:54+00:00August 13th, 2014|

Relief Campaign In Full Force

ACERO has put into operation a major relief effort for Christian families internally displaced from Mosul and the Nineveh Plains.

The first campaign was conducted at St George’s Church in East Dohuk which is currently hosting 55 displaced Christian families from Telkaif, Telisqof, Bartella, Bashiqa and Bahzani.

ACERO distributed bedding items and food hampers (containing 13 items per hamper) to 59 families currently residing in the church hall.

ACERO is intensifying its preparations to distribute significant aid to; 20 families at The Martyr’s Church in Semele, 26 families at the ACERO Housing Complex in Dohuk, 40 families in Dehi and 45 families in Kani Balavi.

Please help ACERO to be a lifeline of support for the suffering Christians of Northern Iraq.

2017-11-25T23:58:55+00:00August 8th, 2014|

Mosul Appeal: Project Update

On 12 June 2014, ACERO released an ‘Urgent Bulletin’ launching its ‘Mosul Appeal’. This Appeal responds to the ongoing turmoil engulfing Mosul, and the surrounding areas of Nineveh Province, Iraq. This situation has resulted in another mass exodus of Christians.

Through the support and rapid action of our local chapter members and project partners ACERO has begun to assist those in immediate need, including Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriac Orthodox and Catholic and Arabs.

ACERO’s Response


ACERO’s chapter members in Dohuk have commenced receiving internally displaced people from Mosul. Within only the initial days of the commencement of disturbances in Mosul, ACERO has provided housing to 20 individuals including women and children with disabilities in the ACERO Dohuk Housing Complex. These individuals are receiving ongoing humanitarian aid such as food, bedding and basic medications.


The Reverend Cor-bishop Yosuif B. Khaboo of the Assyrian Church of the East in Telkaif Northern Iraq has received 100 individuals internally displaced from Mosul. Of the 100 who have presented to the church, 69 individuals are Christians (including Assyrians, Chaldean Catholics, Syrian Catholics and Orthodox) and 31 individuals from the Arab community.

Through ACERO’s rapid financial assistance and the work of our chapter members and project partners, the following has been organised:

–       Provision of food and basic medical supplies;

–       Allocation of crisis accommodation in church facilities;

–       Provision of bedding and humanitarian items;

–       Organisation of generators for electricity; and,

–       Transportation of displaced families and children to colleges and schools in safer areas within Telkaif, Arbil and Dohuk.

ACERO Trustees

ACERO’s Trustees continue to monitor the situation on the ground and assess the level of assistance required. ACERO Secretary Andy Darmoo has expressed the thanks of ACERO’s Trustees to supporters for their generosity to date and has noted, “We are praying for all those affected by the situation in Mosul”.

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 securely in your preferred currency.

Please Donate

2017-11-25T23:58:56+00:00June 16th, 2014|
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