Last Sunday, a lorry packed with explosives was detonated in the Karrada district of Baghdad. 250 people were killed, with hundreds more wounded. Within hours of the attack, Islamic State claimed responsibility. It was revenge, they said, for the retaking of Falluja by Government forces two weeks prior. As sectarian divisions in Iraq deepen, our clinic in Baghdad, which is situated within the compound of St George’s Church, remains committed to its mission of free, non-sectarian health care.
Established in 2008, St George’s Clinic now treats between 80 and 100 patients every day free of charge. As well as medical care, we also provide dental care and prescriptions. Thanks to your support, the clinic now has its own laboratory and X-Ray machine.
As ever, children are a priority. This week, a young boy called Sajad came into the clinic with severe abdominal pain. He had been vomiting for three months. After a thorough check-up from the clinic’s doctors, Sajad was diagnosed with an abdominal infection, prescribed with the necessary drugs, and is now recovering.
There has never been a more urgent need for humanitarian relief in the Middle East. Please stand with us and support the beleaguered people of Iraq at this difficult time. Below are some key facts about how your donations will help:
Providing enough food to feed a family of 4 for one week
= £4 per week (USD $6)
MEDICAL AND DENTAL CARE
We provide services to an average of 80 – 100 patients each day
Doctor’s appointment & treatment = £28 per visit ($42)
Dentist’s appointment & treatment = £22 per visit ($32)
If you would like to help, you can make a donation via our website by clicking here.
American supporters can make a donation via our sister organisation, FRRME America, by clicking here.
Alternatively, you can make a donation to our emergency appeal by clicking here.