Through our partnerships with the Syrian Orthodox and Armenian churches, we are feeding 5,500 Christian families every month in Northern Iraq (approximately 33,000 people). We also provide food and water to tens of thousands of IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) across 17 displacement camps, including hot food for 7,000 people twice a day in Debaga Camp (the largest camp in the region). We are one of the few humanitarian agencies to provide aid to Khazir Camp on the outskirts of Mosul, Islamic State’s de facto capital in Iraq.
We are providing financial assistance and food packages to 500 Iraqi Christian families living in Jordan. Most of these people fled Northern Iraq in the summer of 2014 when Islamic State annexed the region. The Jordanian government does not permit Iraqi refugees to work (this is due to high levels of domestic unemployment) so they are not able to support themselves. Most of the families we are caring for are seeking asylum in the West but this process can take years.