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April 18, 2008

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ProfBurgos

The only one I'm aware of explicitly for Iraq is Operation Iraqi Children, the education program started by Gary Sinise (Steppenwolf, Forrest Gump, CSI).

There's another NGO, War Child, that does work in Iraq and elsewhere.

matt

https://www.wheelchairsforiraqikids.com/

bks

Save The Children is the best of the bunch.

Diala

Do u know of any good network we could appeal to for help to pay the medical expenses of the multitude of Iraqi war refugees suffering from cancer who are unable to pay for any treatment...their despairing families have no means and local networking though very sincere does NOT have enough resources?
Please help with any ideas u may have

jes

see www.collateralrepairproject.org for group helping with Iraqi refugees

cd

War Kids was profiled in this article https://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0404/p01s01-ussc.html?page=3

Diodotus

They're not an NGO, exactly, but US soldiers are doing some good - not as military policy, but in their spare time because they care. Check out Roy Nickerson's blog for anecdotes about efforts to supply an Iraqi school. You can email Major Nickerson in Iraq for more thoughts and he may know of NGOs as well.

AB

Medical Aid for Iraqi Children: https://www.maic.org.uk/

Sara

Questscope is an NGO based in Jordan doing phenomenal work with Iraqi refugee children there. The group has partnered with the UN to provide alternative education and mentoring to thousands of children. Please check out https://www.questscope.net/Programs_Iraqi.html or the special that NPR did on them
https://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/03/25/alternative_ed_jordan

Sean Mann

Among a number of good NGOs out there, Mercy Corps has been actively working with Iraqi refugees, particularly children, in Jordan. For an overview of their program: https://www.mercycorps.org.uk/countries/iraq

Two articles on their work, in partnership with a Jordanian NGO and also with the above-mentioned Questscope, to integrate Iraqi refugee kids into the country's educational system: https://www.mercycorps.org/countries/jordan/1885
https://www.mercycorps.org/aboutus/inthenews/2032

Sean Mann

Among a number of good NGOs out there, Mercy Corps has been actively working with Iraqi refugees, particularly children, in Jordan. For an overview of their program: https://www.mercycorps.org.uk/countries/iraq

Two articles on their work, in partnership with a Jordanian NGO and also with the above-mentioned Questscope, to integrate Iraqi refugee kids into the country's educational system: https://www.mercycorps.org/countries/jordan/1885
https://www.mercycorps.org/aboutus/inthenews/2032

Johnny Waltz

First, let me say that as a disabled Iraq/Afghanistan veteran I was fortunate to have health care when I became ill. Unfortunately Iraqis cannot say the same and even before America arrived in Iraq their health care sector was struggling and now is devastated. I have been an integral player in co-founding a non-profit organization to revitalize their health care sector. Our organization is Severus Worldwide and the operation in Iraq is "Operation Iraqi Healing."

Strip aside the fact of whether you are for or against the war and all of the political innuendos in order to realize that Iraqis are in the midst of a major humanitarian crisis. In reality, they too are our brothers and sisters who have the same desires for basic health care, food, shelter, and water. With small sacrifices, we can all can play an integral part in helping to rebuild Iraq.

If we do not stand up for them who will? As of now that answer is the Mahdi Army led by Muqtada al Sadr who has for many years displayed a dismal human rights record. By allowing his army to furnish their needs, it only further bolsters and upholds the bloodshed and strife we are seeing today. This provides a lucid example of what happens when no one is willing to provide much-needed aid to Iraqis. The further this goes on the more Sadr will be apt to recruit individuals to kill our brothers and sisters both American and Iraqi.

Our first clinic, which is a pediatric and maternity hospital, is going to take $200,000 to revitalize. This clinic caters the Al Qadisiyah Governate, which has a population of over 866,700 people. Children are the future as we are well aware but with the under five mortality rate estimated at 41 per 1000 live births they are not going to stand a chance without proper medical care.

One day Iraq will have a bright future but only with the help from her brothers and sisters from all around the world. So I ask today, are you willing to sacrifice a small amount to be an integral part of Operation Iraqi Healing? Please visit www.severusworldwide.org to learn more about us.

“Unity is power”/الاتحاد قوة

V/r,
Johnny Waltz
Vice President
Severus Worldwide
513-488-0982

Johnny Waltz

First, let me say that as a disabled Iraq/Afghanistan veteran I was fortunate to have health care when I became ill. Unfortunately Iraqis cannot say the same and even before America arrived in Iraq their health care sector was struggling and now is devastated. I have been an integral player in co-founding a non-profit organization to revitalize their health care sector. Our organization is Severus Worldwide and the operation in Iraq is "Operation Iraqi Healing."

Strip aside the fact of whether you are for or against the war and all of the political innuendos in order to realize that Iraqis are in the midst of a major humanitarian crisis. In reality, they too are our brothers and sisters who have the same desires for basic health care, food, shelter, and water. With small sacrifices, we can all can play an integral part in helping to rebuild Iraq.

If we do not stand up for them who will? As of now that answer is the Mahdi Army led by Muqtada al Sadr who has for many years displayed a dismal human rights record. By allowing his army to furnish their needs, it only further bolsters and upholds the bloodshed and strife we are seeing today. This provides a lucid example of what happens when no one is willing to provide much-needed aid to Iraqis. The further this goes on the more Sadr will be apt to recruit individuals to kill our brothers and sisters both American and Iraqi.

Our first clinic, which is a pediatric and maternity hospital, is going to take $200,000 to revitalize. This clinic caters the Al Qadisiyah Governate, which has a population of over 866,700 people. Children are the future as we are well aware but with the under five mortality rate estimated at 41 per 1000 live births they are not going to stand a chance without proper medical care.

One day Iraq will have a bright future but only with the help from her brothers and sisters from all around the world. So I ask today, are you willing to sacrifice a small amount to be an integral part of Operation Iraqi Healing? Please visit www.severusworldwide.org to learn more about us.

“Unity is power”/الاتحاد قوة

V/r,
Johnny Waltz
Vice President
Severus Worldwide
513-488-0982

dawud

Some ongoing work done by the Jerrahi Mosque of Spring Valley, NY - an orphanage, youth center, and iftar dinners. I've worked with the Jerrahi Sufi Order as well, and one virtue of donating with them is that all donations go directly to the project, and expenses are covered by the order members - they also have excellent links with FOR (Fellowship of Reconciliation, an interfaith peace organization) and Jewish and Christian organizations working in Iraq.

https://jerrahi.org/iraq/iraq.htm

Sky

I work with the List Project and created the List Kids to help Iraqi refugee children who parents were in danger because they worked for the US Military in Iraq. We send them care packages each month and hope to help them and their families create a new life in America.

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