Tag Archives | AMAR International Charitable 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 […]

Iraq’s Marshes, New UNESCO Site, see Increase in Tourism

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s Mythical Marshes, New UNESCO Site, See Increase In Tourism Over the past few months, the legendary marshes of Hawizeh have come alive again – and this time, with the […]

AMAR Water Treatment Plant revitalises Basra Community

By Emily Couch. Clean water, clean start: AMAR water treatment plant revitalises Basra Community Iraq has long been hampered by a failing water system. The devastating 2007 cholera outbreak underlined the desperate need to improve Iraq’s water and sanitation systems. In 2008, UNICEF reported that less than 50% of the country’s population had access 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 […]

Help Iraq’s Children Survive the Winter

In many countries, children dream of snow at Christmas. But in Northern Iraq, where temperatures plummet to well below zero, hundreds of thousands of displaced children wish only for warmth as they battle for survival. Please help Iraq’s children survive the winter. Just £25 ($32) could provide a family with warm winter blankets to protect […]

AMAR Builds Health Clinic in just 10 Days

By Padraig O’Hannelly. A team from the AMAR International Charitable Foundation has taken just 10 days to build a health clinic for Mosul IDPs at Zelikan camp. The new facility, which was funded by Vitol Foundation, was officially opened on Monday by AMAR Chairman, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne. You can contribute to AMAR Foundation here. (Source: […]

Mosul Plans Underway – AMAR Foundation

As Iraq’s offensive to liberate Mosul from ISIS control looms, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has warned of an impending humanitarian crisis. Alongside UN agencies and other humanitarian organisations, AMAR teams are drawing up urgent preparation plans to assist those fleeing the fighting. Captured by ISIS forces in June 2014, Iraq’s […]