Tag Archives | AMAR International Charitable Foundation

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 […]

Yazidi Prince Praises AMAR's Work

The head of the Yazidi Supreme Spiritual Council has praised the AMAR International Charitable Foundation for its ‘wonderful’ support for his people. Speaking on an International Day of Action in support of the embattled religious minority, Prince Tahseen Sa’eed Ali highlighted AMAR’s health and humanitarian work in displacement camps, particularly in the Kurdish region of […]

AMAR Chairman welcomes Marshes' Heritage Award

A senior British politician who has fought for more than two decades to save Iraq’s fabled marshlands today welcomed a United Nations’ decision to make the region a World Heritage Site. Baroness (Emma) Nicholson of Winterbourne began her campaign after Saddam Hussein ordered his army to attack the marsh people and destroy their habitat by […]

Campaign to Save Iraq's Marshes Gathers Pace

Campaign to save Iraq's historic marshes gathers pace Iraq’s historic Southern marshes, a spectacularly beautiful haven that brimmed with wildlife, was a jewel in Iraq’s crown. Now it faces permanent extinction, the victim of a man-made campaign to destroy it and the way of life of its indigenous people. AMAR came into being at the […]

Charity’s Recipe for Helping Iraq’s IDPs

An appeal to provide vital food supplies to thousands of Iraq’s Internally Displaced People (IDPs) is being launched by the AMAR International Charitable Foundation. Iraq now has 3.4 million IDPs and many families are going hungry, struggling to cope with the loss of their homes and livelihoods after being forced to flee following the Daesh/ISIS […]

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 […]