When Christians driven out of the Nineveh Plains arrived in Erbil in summer 2014, most of those who sought sanctuary there came with practically nothing.
The Chaldean Church – an Eastern Catholic Church in full communion with Rome – knew that it had to find food for the starving thousands who had fled for their lives as Daesh (ISIS) declared an Islamic caliphate in north-west Iraq.
ACN staff were visiting Erbil at the time the displaced families started to arrive and Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil turned to the charity, urgently seeking help.
Since then ACN has supported the cost of monthly food parcels containing:
- Dried beans
- Canned fish
- Other tinned foods such as chicken and mushrooms
- Tomato purée
- Fresh vegetables
1 Months food parcel costs £46
More than two years on, ACN continues the vital work of helping to feed Iraq’s displaced Christian families.