MCC water project assists 10,000 Iraqi families affected by ISIS

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

MCC is funding an emergency water project for 10,000 families in the Iraqi town of Qayyara and the surrounding area after residents were liberated from ISIS in August…

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Displaced, yet reaching out to others

Monday, July 25, 2016

By the time Feryal arrived at a camp for displaced people in Iraq’s northern Ninewa governorate, she had little desire to leave the security of the tent she shared with her parents and sister.

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Stories in Art

Sunday, May 1, 2016

For my son Nur Amar. God is my light [nur] and my salvation – whom shall I fear? (Psalm 27). His name [nur] means “light.” —Lamia’ Bahnam Yshua This artwork by an…

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Syria, Iraq crisis response largest in MCC history

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

AKRON, Pa. Since the Syrian war began five years ago in March, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has spent about US$34.6 million to relieve the suffering of Syrians, Iraqis and…

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MCC responds to Syrian and Iraqi refugee crisis

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

  To leave or to stay? Many Syrian and Iraqi families face that question as the conflict continues to rage around them. International humanitarian assistance is dwindling and…

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Canadian government to match donations for Syrian refugee crisis

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

*See January 7, 2016 update below* The Government of Canada has announced it will match all donations for the Syrian crisis response dollar-for-dollar through its new Syria Emergency…

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The first step

Monday, August 31, 2015

It’s been a year since Qasim* left his home in Sinjar, Iraq. He was fleeing an advance by the Islamic State Group – the same one that left tens of thousands of Yazidis like him stranded in the mountains. Qasim, his parents and three brothers, along with their wives and children, spent two days in a camp before moving on because it was too crowded.

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MCC’s peacebuilding work expands in Middle East

Monday, June 29, 2015

WINNIPEG In a region of ongoing conflict and tension, supporting peace and promoting dialogue between religious communities continues to be a fundamental mission for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)….

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Canada to accept 13,000 refugees from Syria, Iraq

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Canada will accept another 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next 3 years and another 3,000 Iraqis in 2015. Immigration Minister Chris Alexander expects 60 percent will come through…

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Presence in a broken world

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The news bleeds through television screens, Facebook news feeds and Twitter accounts. Ongoing war in the Middle East and acute persecution of Iraqi Christians (along with others) weighs…

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Prayers for Iraq

Monday, September 1, 2014

On August 17, Canadian conference executive director Willy Reimer invited churches, in solidarity with thousands of other Christians around the world, to pray for the people of Iraq….

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MCC in Iraq

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

MCC reaches out to Iraqis displaced by armed conflict As armed conflict forces Iraqis from their homes, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is providing vital items for daily life…

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MCC launches $2-million crisis response for Iraq

Monday, September 1, 2008

Five years after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, 2.8 million people are displaced from their homes in search of safer locations within the country. “The humanitarian situation of…

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