By Padraig O'Hannelly.
HRH The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to the work of the AMAR International Charitable Foundation on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.
Addressing the celebration in London's Lancaster House on Wednesday, Prince Charles said:
"Today is an opportunity to honour the work of the remarkable AMAR teams ... whose professionalism has delivered extraordinary outcomes in health and education for so many people over these twenty-five years.
"Each and every one of them, whether they work in Iraq or in another part of the Middle East, or in London or Washington, should feel deeply proud of all that AMAR has achieved. So too, should the many businesses and commercial entities - and in particular the Iraq Britain Business Council [IBBC] – whose magnificent support over the years has made all of this work possible.
"If I may, I would also like to pay a special tribute to Baroness Nicholson whose indefatigable leadership and extraordinary professionalism has been so crucially important to this endeavour for so many years."
"AMAR has given us all reason to have faith in humanity. It has saved countless lives, created hope from despair and achieved nothing short of miracles."
AMAR thanked the Prince for his wonderful support of the organisation since its founding, and in particular as its Patron for the past thirteen years.
Please help ensure Iraq’s children have the childhoods they deserve — support AMAR’s work today: https://appeal.amarfoundation.org/
(Sources: AMAR International Charitable Foundation, Clarence House)