The difficulties faced by our Christian brothers and sisters in Northern Iraq and Jordan continue and during the year ended 31 March 2017, ICIN distributed just under £193,500 to the various projects listed below:
- £25,700 for assistance with costs of students’ education in Baghdad who otherwise would go without;
- £32,250 to Bait Anya Hostel looking after the destitute in Baghdad
- £25,050 towards rents of Al-Karma housing project for refugees in Erbil
- £38,400 to fund costs of Marka School for educating children of Iraqi refugees in Amman, Jordan;
- £7,100 for the relief of hardship faced by Iraqi Christians in Jordan who fled persecution;
- £20,730 to St Joseph’s Medical Clinic in Erbil to provide to all in need, irrespective of faith or creed, with medical and healthcare needs;
- £7,825 towards Emergency Surgical treatment for refugees in Erbil;
- £18,900 to meet travel, subsistence and accommodation needs of 20 refugee students at University of Kirkuk;
- £9,660 to Mahabba & Farah Group for the care and training of people with special needs at its care centre in Erbil;
- £7,860 to Myrrh Bearers Fraternity, lay-women who care for the poor in Erbil.
ICIN’s public support during the financial year to 31st March 2017 has continued though at a lower level than the previous two years.