Happy Anniversary HNRO Humanitarian "Nineveh Relief" Organization's (HNRO) Third Establishment Anniversary! HNRO started on 8.8.2014, right after the forcible displacement caused by Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS) invasion in Iraq, Mosul and Nineveh Plain in specific, and today, 8.8.2017, HNRO is celebrating its Third Establishment Anniversary. HNRO's has provided medical aid and needs for more than (230,000) IPDs since 8.8.2014. till 8.8.2017, in addition to humanitarian food aid for more than (20,000) IDPs and the mobile clinic. More than (600) IDPs have participated in occupational training, Music, English, and French courses held by HNRO. HNRO, in this special day, is happy to express its deepest thanks to all the working staff in Mart-Shmouny Charitable Center for IDPS in both Ainkawa and Kasnazan for their special efforts in providing all the available medical aid and needs. HNRO is also thankful and grateful to all the sponsoring organizations and friends who have been supporting and helping HNRO since the initiation to help the forcibly displaced persons. We wish a safe return to all the IDPs to their own hometowns to initiate a new beginning.
HNRO is happy to share news of the graduation ceremony of the fourth women’s hair salon course. The courses, which started at June 26, 2017, were conducted by HNRO with the sponsorship of SHAI Fund.
The beneficiaries were from the forcibly displaced community. Their feedback was extremely positive and we look forward to continuing to offer such courses. We are extremely proud of their accomplishments and all of the skills they have learned.
We wish the participants the best of luck in the future and in pursuing this field of work. We would like to thank SHAI Fund again for sponsoring and enabling these courses.
HNRO is delighted to start the (English Book Club -1). The English Book Club is a 12-hour advanced English course for IDPs that started in May 16, 2017. This initiative aims at improving the reading comprehension, vocabularies, and fluency of the participants. For this section of the course, we are reading "The Shack" by William P. Young.
HNRO is delighted to congratulate accepted participants in its second English course and wishes them a fruitful and beneficial time. The courses consist of two levels, elementary and intermediate . Each class has 20 students. The courses include 32 hours of instruction and last one month. Since there is high demand for learning new English skills, the courses will be offered again on a monthly basis.
The course is conducted in cooperation with (Christian Freedom International.)
Best wishes to everyone in the classes
Support us to rebuild our homes, our cities. These are the traces left by ISIS on Nineveh Plain cities and villages where religious and ethnic minorities live. More than two years of occupation during which, ISIS looted, purposely burned and destructed entire cities to prevent people from ever returning.
HNRO is happy to report that the operation to liberate Nineveh has commenced. In preparation for the liberation of our homelands, HNRO has launched a fundraising appeal to support the following urgent needs.
1. Continue Supporting IDPs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI): Ensure access to essential medical care, food, and adequate education.
2. Develop Coordinated Effort to Return to and Rebuild Nineveh: Undertake efforts to re-establish the economic, cultural, and social rights of Nineveh’s religious and ethnic minorities.
3. Nineveh Historical Memory Project: Document the stories of IDPs and ensure that these minorities are not forgotten. Elevate the voices and experiences of the survivors of the Nineveh displacement.
If urgent action is not taken, we fear ISIS’ attempts to exterminate minorities and destroy their historic territories in the heart of the Middle East may be successful. Few members of the minority groups ISIS targeted remain in Nineveh and the damage by ISIS to minority sites is overwhelming and heartbreaking. Reports from troops in recently freed towns, such as Qaraqosh, Bartella, and Karemelesh, reveal that up to 80% of the buildings and historical sites have been destroyed.
Religious and ethnic minorities targeted by ISIS seek to return to their homes in Nineveh, and to continue living in Iraq in peace, equality, and dignity.
Read the full letter below to learn more about what’s happening with religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and HNRO’s campaign.
We thank you in advance for your generosity in responding to this fundraising appeal to enable programming to support those remaining in Iraq and to prepare for the return to Nineveh.
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HNRO is delighted to congratulate accepted participants in its first English course and wishes them a fruitful and beneficial time. The courses consist of two levels, intermediate and advanced. Each class has 20 students. The courses include 32 hours of instruction and last one month. Since there is high demand for learning new English skills, the courses will be offered again on a monthly basis. Best wishes to everyone in the classes!
Providing curricula for schools belonging to the Hamdaniya Education Directorate [Bartella, Baghdeda, and Karmles]
Responding to requests by the management of four IDP schools in Ainkawa, HNRO has started an initiative, in collaboration with Pontifical Mission - Lebanon, to provide curricula for 12th grade students in three fields of study [Literary, Biology and Applied Sciences], so that the students will be able to continue their education. The organization wishes all of the students success.
HNRO was delighted by the visit of United Bible Societies on October 24, 2016. Consisting of members from more than eight Middle Eastern and European countries, the delegation visited HNRO’s offices and the Mart Shmoni clinic. They saw HNRO’s ongoing work of supporting IDPs with medical services and other projects.
HNRO was delighted by the visit of a representative of the MISEREOR organization in our offices at the Mart Shmoni Clinic. MISEREOR has been supporting us since the beginning of the displacement crisis to help vulnerable communities of IDPs.
HNRO was honored by the visit of a Samaritan’s Purse delegation to the Mart Shmoni clinic in Ainkawa. The delegation consisted of Dr. Lancy Plyler, Luke Armstrong, Bob Baird, Megan McKinley and Matthew Nowery. Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization which provides aid to people around the world. We are grateful for their support of our organization in its attempt to serve our displaced brothers.
HNRO donated urgent medical aid to the Safeen Health Center in the Shaqlawa District, northeast of Erbil. The aid filled a shortage in the Health Center’s supplies. Like many health centers and hospitals around the Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq, the Center has faced increasing demand for its services, in this case from the growing numbers of IDPs who have sought refuge in areas around Shaqlawa.