Anglican Overseas Aid Northern Iraq Crisis Appeal

Anglican Overseas Aid has launched an appeal to those affected by the brutal advance of ISIS militants. The Primate of Australia, the Most Reverend Dr Philip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne, launched the Northern Iraq Crisis Appeal in Melbourne on August 13. Archbishop Freier said: “I have launched an appeal through Anglican Overseas Aid to help provide succour and relief for those fleeing the ISIS fighters. More than 200,000 people have been displaced in the past fortnight, including all the residents of Iraq’s largest Christian town Qaraqosh and a large number of the Yazidi minority group. Aid agencies cannot cope with the influx, and the suffering is immense… I ask Anglicans and others to give sacrificially.” The appeal will raise funds to support the work of ACT Alliance partners who are working to help those affected by this conflict. Their response includes the provision of emergency water supply, food, psycho-social support for trauma survivors, health and hygiene kits, cash assistance and more. You can donate to the Northern Iraq Crisis Appeal online or call 1800 249 880. Donations are tax deductible.