The Persecuted and Refugee Christians

Protect the Christians of Iraq

Christian displaced families in northern Iraq depend on our help to survive while still hoping to return to their homes

Thousands of Christian families are refugees in their own country.
They depend on the Church and the charity of other Catholics to survive.

What is the current situation of the Christian IDPs in Erbil?

What is the current situation of the Christian IDPs in Erbil?


ACN commissioned a Damage Assessment Survey to catalogue the level of destruction of almost 13,000 homes as well as the damage to schools, health clinics and religious buildings.


According to another survey carried out by ACN, 41% of displaced Christians in Erbil want to return to their native villages and 46% are considering it.


250 million dollars are needed for the rebuilding of almost 13,000 homes in the Nineveh Plains.


ACN is appealing to the international community for a «Marshall Plan» for Iraq so that thousands of displaced people can return to their homes.


The NRC (Nineveh Reconstruction Committee) was established on 27 March 2017 and it unites the three main Christian Churches in the area (Syriac Orthodox, Syriac Catholic and Chaldean Catholic).


Its objective is to rebuild the homes belonging to the internally displaced Christians who fled their villages in the Nineveh Plains.


In 3 villages in the Nineveh Plains ACN has already begun the reconstruction of the first 105 houses belonging to displaced Christians families.

Around 95,000 displaced Christians in the Erbil region are in need of food assistance

Well over half of them are women, children, and elderly.

Other than the aid provided to them through the Church organizations, the Christian IDPs continue to feel abandoned by governments (both within Iraq and abroad) and major international aid organizations

Since March 2016 ACN has been the only international organisation regularly supporting the Christian IDPs in northern Iraq

Since the beginning of the crisis in 2014, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has been providing monthly food baskets and housing for Christian displaced families, as well as building schools for displaced children in northern Iraq

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You can help these refugees. We need your support to provide monthly housing and food baskets for over 12.000 families.

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