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Project of the week: Feeding Iraqi refugees

Lebanon Help to feed Iraqi refugees  Right now, Lebanon is facing huge challenges . This small country of just 4.5 million has had to find space for no fewer than 1.1 million refugees. In fact, this number includes only those refugees officially registered with international agencies. The real figure is almost certainly much higher than this. […]

Iraq – “Christian love transcends all frontiers”

 ©Aid to the Church in Need Christian refugee children of Iraq have lost everything. Thanks to ACN they are being remembered this Christmas. By Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada The Sisters and their helpers work tirelessly, opening cardboard boxes that are stacked, head high, around them. They lift out […]

IRAQ – Our people have been abandoned

Government accused of leaving displaced Christians to their fate The Government of Iraq is guilty of not helping Christians desperate to flee Islamic State (IS) militia, according to a leading Catholic bishop from the country. Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil said Iraq’s national government in Baghdad “has done nothing, absolutely nothing” for 120,000 Christians […]

An ACN exclusive interview with an Iraqi priest

The following interview was conducted by Robert Lalonde, head of information for ACN Canada, on Monday, September 1st, 2014, with Father Majid McDassy o.p., Dominican fathers convent in Baghdad ____________________________________  Have any northern Iraqis moved towards Baghdad?  Yes. In fact, families are beginning to move and to come to Baghdad in order to seek refuge. […]