Thousands of children are benefitting from an ambitious Islamic Relief Iraq project, which is improving access to quality secondary school education. During the Iraq war, over 4,700 public schools were damaged or destroyed – increasing the challenges for an already strained education system. The project – which began last year – is working with five schools which have seen a considerable increase in drop-out rates over the past three years. Four schools are benefitting in the capital, Baghdad, where students continue to be affected by armed conflict as well as influxes of displaced families. The scheme also targets a school for girls in Erbil, regional capital of Iraqi-Kurdistan - a region which faces strain as families that have fled their…
An estimated half a million people have fled Iraq's second biggest city, Mosul, after it was seized early on Tuesday. The city had a population of almost two million before the mass exodus of its inhabitants. Of those displaced, 300,000 have fled to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). In response, ACTED is distributing non-food items in Khabat to those who are crossing over from Iraq to KRI, with the support of UNHCR and in co-ordination with other humanitarian organizations. Their aid efforts rely on up-to-date information from REACH, who have been tracking and mapping the displacement and needs of Iraqis from Mosul. According to figures from authorities, 100,000 people have crossed to Erbil using 16,000 cars and 200,000 have…
The escalation of violence and unrest in the city of Mosul, northern Iraq and in other areas has forced thousands of families to flee their homes. The Iraqi Red Crescent Society immediately responded and activated an operations room to provide food aid and tents for the families displaced from Mosul to the northern provinces. According to the Iraqi Red Crescent Society, more than 32,000 displaced people from Mosul had to sleep in the open near the borders of Kurdistan region of Iraq. The Assistant to the Secretary General of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society, Mohammad Alkhozai said: “The Iraqi Red Crescent operations room was formed from six provinces as we mobilized all our resources to assist the displaced families. We…
Harikar did not forget its role in bringing joy and happiness to the Syrian refugee children who suffer from the devastating life circumstances and made them feel home and safe in their day. This joy came ahead for the refugee children and parents through reviving the International Children's Day in each Domiz, Akre camps and in urban area. The organizing team gathered children and gave chance to many of them to participate in the activities. In Domiz Camp, Harikar's WLC organized some entertaining activities with ACTED Organization and Kulilk Center, for the refugee children. These activities were short comedy and educational plays that intended to give joy and awareness to the children. The organizing teams called for 50 disabled children…
Mercy Hands for Humanitarian Aid held an Awareness Session about health instructions for IDPs (Internally Displacement People) using a team of youth volunteers in cooperation with USAID and the project of Primary Health Care. There was also coordination with the Iraqi Ministry of Health (MoH) and Al-Hurriah City Council. The attendees were some women in Al- Rajaa Complex on 4 June 2014 and 40 Hygiene Kit were distributed for Beneficiaries. The important subjects were women and child health, health protection ways, importance of vaccines and health services that are available in primary health Care centers.
10 Jun 2014

Mercy Hands - TV Interview

Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Iraqi TV2 interviewed General Education Director (Dr. Adel Abdul Raheem ) and Programs Manager and Member of BoD - Mercy Hands for Humanitarian Aid ( Dr. Ghaith Hamid Hameed) in program (Ahla Sabah ) about the Educate A Child Initiative (EACI) that was implemented by Mercy Hands with support from UNESCO and the Iraqi Ministry of Education (MoE) . The TV interview took the reality and reasons of children who dropped out of school and showed how to encourage them to return back to school by using accelerated learning, in order for them to go back to regular learning.