Posts Tagged ‘ Qaraqosh ’

The expanded diaper program in Iraq

Aug 13th, 2018 | By
Displaced Iraqi Christian women receive diapers for their infants and toddlers, supplied by the Diapers for Refugees program

The Christians of Qaraqosh and other towns simply call us “the diaper ministry.” We distribute diapers in six sizes from newborn to toddler. We fill a void that no other ministry is addressing. At the same time, our partner ministry reinforces the Gospel of hope through our Lord.

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Qaraqosh Diaper Distribution

Feb 7th, 2018 | By

In 2017 we were able to expand our program from providing not only diapers for families with babies, but we were also able to provide much needed sanitary pads for women, and also adult diapers for the elderly and disabled. The following testimony was shared by one of our ministry partners from the February 5, 2018 diaper distribution.

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Three major Christmas celebrations in Qaraqosh

Jan 19th, 2018 | By

When I visited Qaraqosh in June 2017 only a handful of families had returned because of the level of destruction and the unsanitary conditions made living there nearly impossible.
In December of 2017, there were about 5,046 families, but the exact number is variable because some give up after a short period there.  Living in a burnt out home with no major appliances such as stoves or refrigerators is difficult, especially for those with young children or family members having special medical conditions. The civilians are still waiting for the reconstruction efforts they need so much, generators, electricity, water, …etc.

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Chairman’s Report For January 6, 2017

Jan 6th, 2017 | By

In this issue of the newsletter Update:   Christmas for Refugees program exceeds expectations in Iraq Update:   As many as 525 Christian refugee children at each Christmas party Update:   Christmas for Refugees expands in Jordan, as terror attacks increase           New:      Christian town of Qaraqosh in ruins; may have Christmas event in 2017 Cultural center used

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What Christians are Finding In the Nineveh Plain

Jan 4th, 2017 | By

Christians who are now returning to their homes in areas of the Nineveh Plains liberated from the Islamic State’s control are finding chaos and destruction. Sister Diana Momeka, a nun with the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena, ministers to those who have been displaced by ISIS: “(When) we went to see what happened

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Iraqi Palace of Mirrors: Kurds Block Aid To Christian Militia

Jan 4th, 2017 | By

The Christian town of Qaraqosh, Iraq, located on the Nineveh Plain, is in ruins. It is far worse than its appearance, which is bad enough.

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Christmas for Refugees Featured on Fox News

Dec 28th, 2016 | By

Religious Freedom Coalition’s Christmas for Refugees program was featured on Fox News. Fox News correspondent Lauren Green interviewed William Murray and showed footage of one of the Christmas celebrations in a church in an undisclosed location in the region, where refugee children sang songs and visited with Santa Claus. Christmas for Refugees began in 2013

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Photos of Christmas for Refugees 2016 Events

Dec 24th, 2016 | By

Photos from some of the 2016 Christmas for Refugees parties in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq held for displaced Christian children have been posted. The size of the events varied from 75 to as many as 525 children and were surprisingly orderly. Communications from the Middle East have made real time posting difficult.

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Christmas for Refugees 2016 Update

Dec 19th, 2016 | By

Religious Freedom Coalition Chairman, William J. Murray, is currently overseeing the Christmas for Refugees program. The Christmas for Refugees program serves Christian refugee children from Iraq and Syria. The programs take place in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq,and this year the program has expanded to include newly liberated towns in Iraq! Each program includes games, Gospel-themed

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Many Iraqi Christians Unable to Return Home for Christmas

Dec 12th, 2016 | By

Many Christian residents of towns surrounding Mosul that have been liberated from Islamic State’s control have started returning home only to find their homes booby-trapped, in ruins or uninhabitable. In August of 2014, the Islamic State drove many religious minorities, including Christians and Yazidis from their homes in order to establish their caliphate. Since then,

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