Fight Cancer with the AMAR Foundation
According to the AMAR Foundation, “the children are battling some terrible cancers but they are all amazingly resilient despite the effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. We could do so much for them if we could raise more funds.”
Iraqi Women Mobilise in Valentines Solidarity
I was delighted to see, that for Valentines Day 2017, delegates from the Iraqi Women’s League visited the diocese of Alqosh in Iraq, where they distributed gifts, in the Valentines spirit of love and solidarity.
Demand Grows for Perspective in Iraq
While many now debate a post-ISIS Iraq, what is actually being faced, is a period which echoes Britain and Europe in the wake of World Wars One and Two. Stating that A Welfare State is life after the Mosul Ops, it was not until after the Second World War that the British Welfare state took form.
Support AMAR by #EscapingDarkness
The success of the programme – called Escaping Darkness – has meant AMAR has found the need to expand its services across Iraq. New centres are to be opened across Iraq, with further facilities providing mental health care opening this year, in Kurdistan, Baghdad, Babil and Najaf.
AMAR INCREASES ITS MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR ISIS VICTIMS
The AMAR Foundation has been providing vital mental health treatment for many hundreds of Yazidi Women who have escaped from Daesh (ISIS) captivity. Thousands are still being held, but those that have managed to escape have returned, understandably traumatised by their terrible ordeals.
Building Football Dreams in Iraq
Former members of Iraq’s national football team joined star league players, local dignitaries and politicians, at the opening of new community pitches in the south of Iraq.
Building a 2017 vision for Iraq
The AMAR Foundation is a British based charity, who since 1991 have been working with displaced people across Iraq. For over quarter of a century, the AMAR Foundation has been at the fore-front of “rebuilding” the lives of some of the most vulnerable people, whilst training and employing local Iraqi’s to lead the way.
AMAR NURTURE IRAQI FOOTBALL TALENT
Scores of young Iraqis are now receiving top class football coaching and have the use of state-of-the-art all-weather pitches thanks to a joint project between AMAR, the Rumailah Operating Organisation (ROO) and Iraq’s Southern Oil Company (SOC).
Build the Future and #InvestInIraq
In early 2016, AMAR launched a new project designed to address this challenge. We opened six INVEST (Inclusive Vocational and Entrepreneurship Skills Training) Centers in Baghdad, Najaf, Erbil, and Dohuk. These Centers create new economic opportunities for both internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities while stimulating entrepreneurship at the local level.
AMAR FOUNDATION: SUPPORTING MOSUL’S FRONTLINE HOSPITALS
“Daesh [ISIS] soldiers constantly used to pull out clumps of my son’s hair,” says Nadiya, speaking about her eighteen-month-old son Ali from a hospital bed in Northern Iraq. “It was just for amusement, they thought it was really funny. Now he is absolutely terrified of men.”
Saving Lives in Iraq: The AMAR Foundation Speaks
The following interview was conducted by Hussein Al-alak, editor of Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra), with Laura Puddefoot-Knaggs, who is the head of fundraising for the London based AMAR Foundation.
Playing for Time, Paul MacAlindin on Upbeat and Iraq
The following interview was conducted by Hussein Al-alak, editor of Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra), with Paul MacAlindin, who is the author of the new book Upbeat, the Story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq.
Iraq's youth orchestra - a musical dream that shattered
For nearly six years, young Iraqis defied the war, coming from all over the country to play in an orchestra, but the emergence of Islamic State has dashed their dream of making music to bridge deadly sectarian divides.
Being UPBEAT about Iraq at Waterstones, London
Waterstones Piccadilly could offer standing room only for lovers of books, music and Iraq as Paul MacAlindin launched UPBEAT: the Story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq in London on Thursday 25th August.
Upbeat The Story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq
The story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq is here told by Paul MacAlindin its musical director, from its inception to its eventual end. The NYOI came through the most difficult and dangerous of times to produce fine music not only in Iraq but also in Britain, Germany and France.