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  • The village of Teleskuf in northern Iraq This week I had the privilege to join hundreds of Christians in the village of Teleskuf in northern Iraq for St George’s Day. These people fled their homes as ISIS advanced. They left with nothing, not knowing what the future would hold for their families. Three years later [...] CONTINUE READING
  • Keeping you informed Every Friday we publish our Weekly Media Summary which includes a selection of news stories about the region in which we work. Currently, we operate in northern Iraq, Baghdad and Amman. Unfortunately, much of the online news these days is behind paywalls but we will do our best to share content which […]

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  • This week's update was written by Helena Scott, our Project Officer in Jordan Resilience 'Resilience' is the adjective I use to describe the refugees we are supporting. I am very impressed with the resilience of the women in particular. Regardless of age or background, the Iraqi women I meet in Jordan share one thing in [...] CONTINUE READING
  • Keeping you informed Every Friday we publish our Weekly Media Summary which includes a selection of news stories about the region in which we work. Currently, we operate in northern Iraq, Baghdad and Amman. Unfortunately, much of the online news these days is behind paywalls but we will do our best to share content which […]

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  • Notorious jihadis finally captured Two of ISIS' infamous 'Beatles' gang have been giving interviews this week. Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh were captured in January trying to flee war-torn Syria. Associates of Jihadi John, they are allegedly responsible for the torture and execution of non-combatants, including Western journalists and aid workers. Unrepentant What is [...] CONTINUE READING
  • Keeping you informed Every Friday we publish our Weekly Media Summary which includes a selection of news stories about the region in which we work. Currently, we operate in northern Iraq, Baghdad and Amman. Unfortunately, much of the online news these days is behind paywalls but we will do our best to share content which […]

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  • Ayatollah Hussein al-Sadr shakes hands with Mike Simpson, CEO of FRRME Meeting with Ayatollah Hussein al-Sadr As one of Iraq's most senior Shia clerics, he suffered torture under Saddam Hussein. Despite this, Ayatollah Hussein al-Sadr is still smiling. His warmth shines through. When we met him during our recent trip to Baghdad, he spoke of [...] CONTINUE READING
  • The illuminated cross of St George's Church, Baghdad Lent Week 7: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled When I visited St George's, Baghdad last month I found a church which actively demonstrates the above verse. They face many challenges, including living under armed protection because of the [...] CONTINUE READING
  • Keeping you informed Every Friday we publish our Weekly Media Summary which includes a selection of news stories about the region in which we work. Currently, we operate in northern Iraq, Baghdad and Amman. Unfortunately, much of the online news these days is behind paywalls but we will do our best to share content which […]

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  • Lent Week 6: Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness Last week we told you about The Barbers of Baghdad. This week, we are remembering the Martyrs of Baghdad. On the evening of 31st October 2010, seven men with machine guns pulled up outside the 'Our Lady of Deliverance Church' in Baghdad. The [...] CONTINUE READING
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