Iraq crisis: your response is needed

Donate today to support people affected by the crisis in Iraq

Donate today to support people affected by the crisis in Iraq

We urgently need your help to provide emergency aid for thousands of Iraqi families affected by violence.

Dohuk in Northern Iraq has become a refugee town. Since Islamic State (IS) group attacks in Sinjar on August 3 and 15, at least 530,000 internally displaced persons (IDP) have arrived in that Northern Iraqi district alone by the end of August. People sleep on classroom floors, churches, mosques, unfinished buildings and public parks. Our partner the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), together with their local partners and the Kurdish Regional Government, are responding with your support.

The needs are enormous: Food, water, sanitation, shelter and clothing are but some of the many things needed by those IDPs who cannot rely on savings or family assistance. LWF is responding in those areas as well as providing psychosocial support.

The United Nations has declared this a level 3 emergency – the highest level – and estimate that 1.8 million people will be displaced from their homes by the end of the year.

for more information: http://www.lutheranworld.org/content/emergency-northern-iraq-crisis

photo essay: http://www.lutheranworld.org/content/resource-iraq-shelter-classroom-floor

Donations to support emergency relief in the Iraq crisis may be made in the following ways:

1. Online at http://clwr.donorshops.com/product/7F4D78D/iraqcrisisemergencyrelief.php

2. By making a designated offering donation through any Lutheran congregation.

3. By calling CLWR at 1.800.661.2597 (locally at 204.694.5602) to donate by credit card.

4. By sending a cheque made payable to CLWR and mailed to CLWR, 600-177 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0W5. Please indicate that you wish to contribute to the “Iraq crisis: emergency relief.”

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