USAID helping Vulnerable Communities in Iraq

He also met with religious leaders from Erbil and Kirkuk, including the Archbishops of the Syriac Catholic Church, the Syriac Orthodox Church, the Assyrian Church, and the Chaldean Church, to discuss the aid the United States is providing for their displaced congregations.

On the final day of his visit, Staal traveled to Sheikhan to hear directly from survivors of ISIS’ attempted genocide against Iraq’s Yezidi population.  He also traveled to Teleskof, where he and U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Joey Hood were honored to attend the re-dedication of the St. George Chaldean Church, a powerful symbol that survived ISIS attempts to eradicate Iraq’s rich cultural and religious diversity.

The United States is committed to ensuring that its humanitarian assistance and stabilization funding is reaching Iraq’s most vulnerable communities, including the ethnic and religious minorities who suffered under ISIS occupation.

With support from the U.S. government and other international donors, Iraqis from all ethnic and religious backgrounds are coming together to rebuild their homes, communities, and way of life in areas now liberated from ISIS.

(Source: U.S. Embassy in Iraq)

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