Since the start of 2014 more than 1.4 million Iraqis have left their homes because of fighting. Some 850,000 people, more than half of the total number, have been made homeless in the last two months. In parts of Iraq minority groups, like Yazidis and Christians, are under threat of forced conversion, fines and even death.
Tearfund UK, a member agency of Integral Alliance, have sent a working team to Iraq to find out what the latest situation is. Some of the needs are obvious – people need somewhere safe to stay, where there is shelter from the harsh sun during the day (temperatures are up to 44°C) and a sense of security at night. Many people desperately need food and water. The fighting has damaged infrastructure and water supplies are disrupted in several places. Combined with the heat, being able to get water is becoming a matter of life or death.
In such a very difficult environment, people will be scared and doing all they can to keep their families safe, while at the same time grieving and dealing with their own trauma. Children will have seen things they shouldn’t have even imagined possible, and many will be struggling to sleep, with fear and nightmares. With no respite in sight, parents will be worried and anxious, facing each day as it comes. At the moment, they won’t be able to reopen in the new school year, the country is facing an entire generation without an education.
CEDAR Fund, as a member of Integral Alliance, will support the emergency relief work of Tearfund UK & IA members, to bring hope to the Iraqi displaced families.
Please give now!
Your money can provide shelter and basic life necessities to those most in need in Iraq and the surrounding region.
HK$460 can provide a family forced to flee their home with a month’s essential food and hygiene supplies in the region.
Join with us in praying for peace and stability in Iraq:
- Pray for those affected by the conflict that they will know something of God’s peace and provision;
- Pray for all those working as hard as they can to reach people in need, and for God’s protection to them as well;
- Pray that the Iraqi government and world leaders will seek to bring an end to the conflict.
Emergency and Relief Donation
- Cheque payable to ‘CEDAR FUND’
- Deposit to HSBC A/C No. 600-385678-001, enclosing with the Pay-in slip
- Visa/ Master Card (Download donation form)
- Online donation
(Please mark “Humanitarian Relief in Iraq”)
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