Tag Archives | AMAR Foundation

Urgent Plea for Aid to Iraq’s Persecuted Minorities

The AMAR International Charitable Foundation has issued an urgent plea to the international community for increased aid and support for persecuted religious minorities around Mosul. Speaking to MEPs and stakeholders at the European Parliament, AMAR’s Chief of Staff, Andrew Methven, spoke of the acute suffering of Iraq’s minorities, including Christians, Yazidis, Mandaens, Shabak and Turkmen, […]

Interview: Hundreds of Thousands still Trapped in Mosul

It’s been six months since the offensive on IS in Mosul and it’s believed up to 400 hundred thousand people remain trapped in the city with limited access to essentials such as food, water and medicines. For those who manage to get out, refugee camps set up near the besieged city are also struggling to […]

Mosul “now a Hostage Crisis” – AMAR Foundation

By Katie Welsford. As the battle for Mosul rages, the lives of hundreds and thousands of its residents are at risk. The AMAR International Charitable Foundation’s Mosul Response Team are on the ground outside the city, providing aid and assistance to those who have managed to escape the fighting. Your help is urgently needed to […]

AMAR provides vital Textbooks to Iraqi Children

The AMAR International Charitable Foundation has distributed more than 3,000 textbooks to school students in southern Iraq, equipping primary and secondary schools with vital educational resources. Thanks to some fantastic fund-raising support by staff at the Rumaila Operating Organisation (ROO), we were able to answer a request by the Directorate for Education to provide the […]

IBBC Opens New Office on London’s South Bank

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has relocated its London office south of the river to Lambeth, a short walk from its old premises in Westminster. The IBBC team moved into the new office, which is located in Westminster Tower along Albert Embankment, in late November 2016. It shares the space with the AMAR Foundation, […]

AMAR increases Mental Health Support for IS Victims

By Robert Cole. The AMAR International Charitable Foundation has been providing vital mental health treatment for many hundreds of Yazidi Women who have escaped from Daesh (ISIS) captivity. Thousands are still being held, but those that have managed to escape have returned, understandably traumatised by their terrible ordeals. The majority have been raped, beaten and […]

UK Charity Chair questions speed of UN Genocide Call

UK Charity Chair questions speed of United Nations Yazidi genocide call The Chairman of the AMAR International Charitable Foundation, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, has welcomed the United Nations’ report recognising ISIS/Daesh violence against Yazidis as Genocide – but has questioned why it has taken two years to reach its decision. “What has our watchdog on international […]

Yazidi Religious Leaders visit the UK

The most senior delegation of Yazidi religious leaders ever to visit the UK has arrived in London on a three-day mission to encourage more dialogue between the Yazidis and other more mainstream faiths. Hosted by the UK-based AMAR International Charitable Foundation, the Yazidis will hold talks with Government ministers and other senior politicians, meet religious […]

AMAR’s Trauma Therapy Training Begins

Thanks to the incredible support our Escaping Darkness Appeal has received, mental health care training has now officially started in Dohuk!   Focusing on conflict-related trauma, the training is helping to boost the response to Iraq’s mental health care crisis. Thousands of Iraqis are suffering from complex conflict-related trauma, and rates of depression, anxiety and […]

Appeal to Help Yazidi Women Traumatised by ISIS

AMAR launches appeal to help Yazidi women and girls traumatised by ISIS British charity, the AMAR International Charitable Foundation, will on Wednesday launch an appeal to raise $500,000 (£300,000) to help treat  thousands of young Yazidi women and girls who have suffered shocking mental trauma after being kidnapped and sexually abused by Islamic State (IS/ISIS) terrorists. […]

IBBC hosts ‘Basrah: Open for Business’ Conference

IBBC hosts ‘Basrah: Open for Business’ Conference in partnership with IENA The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), in partnership with the Iraq Energy Academy (IENA), held a successful conference ‘Basrah: Open for Business’ at the Shams Al Basrah Hotel on the 5th October 2015. Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, Executive Chairman of IBBC and UK Trade […]