Tag Archives | AMAR International Charitable Foundation

COVID-19 risks Deepening Mental Health Crisis for Yazidis

By Kate Denereaz, for AMAR International Charitable Foundation. Yazidis displaced in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. They also face a mental health crisis that the pandemic threatens to make worse. Zaid, 31, has just heard the news that a resident of Darashakran camp in Erbil has been diagnosed with COVID-19. […]

Iraqis Prepare for Another War. This Time it's Covid-19

By Dr Khalil Abdul Kareem, Manager, AMAR ICF Clinic, Khanke Camp, Iraq. Iraqis Prepare for Another War. This Time it's Covid-19 Life is so unfair. Just when you think a displaced person's world can't get any worse here in northern Iraq, along comes a virus that threatens to be the biggest disaster of all. For […]

AMAR COVID-19 Appeal

COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across the world. Governments of even the wealthiest countries are struggling to cope with the scale of the Pandemic. For Iraq this is nothing short of disaster. Iraq's health care system is in almost permanent crisis, constantly on the brink of collapse. Only days ago, its Health Minister, Jafar Allawi, was […]

IBBC establishes Health Sector Table

By John Lee. The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has announced that it has established a Health Sector Table. This Table will be chaired by Professor David Kerr, Rhodes Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics, and Head of Department of Clinical Pharmacology at Oxford University. It is being supported by the Iraqi Minister of […]

Running to support AMAR Foundation

By John Lee. On 27th June, Hussein Al-alak and Tracy Hollowood will run the Media City 5K in Salford, UK, in aid of the AMAR International Charitable Foundation's work in Iraq. Last year, they were 'classically civilised' in fancy dress, but who will they be this year? AMAR works to ensure that vulnerable families in […]

AMAR's Fight against Religious Persecution reaches Baghdad

By Robert Cole, for the AMAR International Charitable Foundation. The AMAR-led initiative to bring to an end the horrors of religious persecution, which began with a series of high-level conferences in Windsor Castle, has now led to Baghdad. The November event, held over two days in the Iraqi capital, attracted more than 200 delegates, including senior […]

The humble Book is helping Rebuild Lives in Iraq

By Hussein Al-alak. Republished with permission. Read All About It! The humble book is helping rebuild lives in Iraq To mark World Book Day, the UK-based charity, the AMAR International Charitable Foundation published these photographs from their school in Basra, Iraq. Each uplifting image demonstrates how AMAR is making positive changes to the lives of […]

AMAR’s Women Work Wonders

By Kate Denereaz, for the AMAR International Charitable Foundation. Work is a huge part of our lives. It provides security, meaning and a sense of belonging. It’s part of who we are. Many AMAR staff, like the people they serve, have been displaced by war and violence. Working for AMAR provides structure and a semblance […]

2019 - (Another) Key Year for Iraq

The past year has seen many developments in Iraq, including the successful completion of parliamentary elections (admittedly with a low participation of voters), the installation of a new cabinet (with a few posts still to be filled), and a considerably higher oil price than in the previous year (although that has fallen back considerably towards […]

AMAR Christmas Appeal is now LIVE!

Years of war and the invasion of ISIS have torn through the fabric of family life in Iraq: loved ones have been lost, homes destroyed, communities ripped apart. One of the most devastating effects has been the vast numbers of children left without parents. The AMAR International Charitable Foundation has been delivering medical and educational […]

Please Support Widows and Orphans in the Middle East

By Robert Cole, for the AMAR International Charitable Foundation. For hundreds of millions of families around the world, this month’s Mawlid al-Nabi commemoration to mark the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday will be a time for family, friends, joy and celebration. A time of prayer, exchanging gifts, embracing the wider community and extending to others their religious generosity. […]