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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 […]

Iraq: One-Year Polio Free

On 7th April, Iraq has gone one year since wild poliovirus paralyzed a 34 month old girl on the outskirts of Baghdad. The young girl, as well as a 7-month old boy who was the first polio case in Iraq, were both systematically missed by both routine immunization and outreach campaigns and contracted wild poliovirus […]

Baroness Nicholson meets with Iraqi PM

Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne, UK Trade Envoy for Iraq and Iraq Britain Business Council’s (IBBC) Chairman, met Iraq’s new Prime Minister, Mr Haider al-Abadi, for wide-ranging talks during his visit to London this week. Mr al-Abadi was attending the Lancaster House coalition conference on the situation with Da’esh (Islamic State) but was keen to […]

Interview: Helping the People of Iraq

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Readers of Iraq Business News will already know Baroness (Emma) Nicholson of Winterbourne (pictured) as the UK’s Trade Envoy to Iraq, and as Chairman of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC). We met with her recently to discuss the work of her charity, the AMAR International Charitable Foundation, which is facing new […]

Urgent Appeal to Help Refugees

British Charity Makes Urgent Appeal to Help Refugees Fleeing Islamic State A British-run charity has launched an emergency appeal to help the many hundreds of thousands of people forced from their homes by the Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq. The AMAR International Charitable Foundation is one of the only organisations offering help to families […]

AMAR Fights Polio Outbreak in Iraq

AMAR is working alongside Iraq’s Ministry of Health to help fight an outbreak of polio – the first in 14 years — helping the Ministry step up its vaccination campaign to prevent the disease from spreading. On March 30th, officials from the World Health Organisation confirmed a 6 year old boy in Baghdad had contracted […]

AMAR Ramadan Box Appeal

As Ramadan approaches, we draw your attention to the AMAR International Charitable Foundation’s 2013 Ramadan Box Appeal (advertised on this website). The Appeal will provide less fortunate Iraqi and Lebanese families, and refugee Syrian families, with essential food items during the Holy Month of Ramadan. AMAR’s wide network of Women Health Volunteers will be deployed […]