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  • How you have helped a village in northern Iraq Back in January we asked you which of our projects in Iraq and Jordan you would most like to support. 69% of you chose ‘Job creation for Iraqi Christians returning to the Nineveh Plain in northern Iraq’. We have listened to you. This week, we are […]

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  • This article was written by Helena Scott, FRRME’s Project Officer in Jordan The Olive Tree Centre The opening of The Olive Tree Centre in Madaba will mark an exciting and significant turning point in FRRME’s relief & reconciliation efforts in Jordan. The new space, set to open this coming July (subject to registration), will provide a […]

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  • July 2019 Prayer Diary – please click the link below https://frrme.org/wp-content/uploads/July-2019.pdf If you would like to receive regular updates please contact office@frrme.org You can also follow us on Facebook With best wishes from the FRRME Team Now therefore, while we have time, let us do good to every person, especially to the members of the […]

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  • The shocking truth Tara Fares was an Iraqi beauty blogger who was murdered in Baghdad last year. An unknown assailant shot her three times at point blank range as she sat in her car. Two days earlier, women’s rights activist Suad al-Ali was murdered in Basra. A man shot her in the back of the […]

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  • Life in a refugee camp in Baghdad The Virgin Mary Refugee Camp on the outskirts of Baghdad is a strange place. From above, the portacabins look like shipping containers. But up close, you immediately see that people live here. In one portacabin we meet a boy practising his violin. In another is a shop selling […]

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  • Working with people of all faiths England’s most senior Catholic prelate, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has called for more to be done to rebuild Christian communities in Iraq. The Cardinal’s appeal follows last week’s visit to the UK by Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil. As one of the highest ranking Catholics in Iraq, Archbishop Warda has expressed […]

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  • The beautiful game in Iraq When you travel through northern Iraq you witness two things. Firstly, you see the scars of war – mounds of rubble, scorched buildings, bullet-strewn streets. Secondly, you see a lot of people wearing football strips. If war is a fact of life in Iraq, then so too is the Iraqi […]

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  • June 2019 Prayer Diary – please click the link below https://frrme.org/wp-content/uploads/June-2019-Prayer-Diary.pdf If you would like to receive regular updates please contact office@frrme.org You can also follow us on Facebook With best wishes from the FRRME Team Now therefore, while we have time, let us do good to every person, especially to the members of the […]

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  • Important note about the following account To protect identities, names have been changed. The salient facts of the case have not been altered in any way. As you can see, the story is told in the present tense as that is how ‘Reem’ experiences the pain of the past. An Iraqi girl escapes ISIS into […]

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  • A shocking fact about trauma in Iraq Three generations of Iraqis experience trauma because of 40 years of war and sectarian violence. Despite this, there is only one psychiatric hospital in Iraq and just 1 psychiatrist for every 300,000 people. A fascinating new documentary called ‘Iraq: A State of Mind’ sheds light on this important […]

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