Assyrian Umbrella Organization Asks UN to Support Assyrians in North Iraq

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AINA - 22/9/17 (AINA) -- The Assyrian Universal Alliance, an umbrella organization for Assyrians worldwide, has sent a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Antonio Guterrs, regarding the establishment of an Assyrian regional government in north Iraq, where the majority of Assyrians remain after being driven out of Iraq since 2004. The ...

Dutch Parliament Members Express Concern About Kurds Marginalizing Assyrians

MPs Raymond de Roon (L) and Han ten Broeke have spoken in the Dutch Parliament about Kurds marginalizing Assyrians in North Iraq. ( AINA)

AINA - July- August 2017 The Hague (AINA) -- The Assyrian Federation of the Netherlands (AFN) has briefed members of of the Dutch Parliament regarding the situation in Assyrian town of Alqosh, North Iraq. The Kurdish Regional Government illegally replaced the Assyrian mayor of Alqosh with a Kurdish member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (AINA 2017-07-21). Alqosh is ...

3 Year-old Assyrian Girl Kidnapped By ISIS Reunited With Her Mother

Christina Khader Ebada, the Assyrian girl kidnapped by ISIS three years ago, reunited with her mother. ( AINA)

AINA- 10/6/17 Dohuk, North Iraq (AINA) -- Christina Khader Ebada, the three year-old Assyrian girl who was kidnapped by ISIS three years ago, has been reunited with her family in North Iraq. The Iraqi Army, currently fighting ISIS for the liberation of Mosul, contacted Allen Kakony, a journalist and photographer, and told him "a six-year-old Christian ...

PKK Members Continue to Occupy Assyrian Villages in North Iraq

4/12/15 North Iraq (AINA) -- Members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militia continue to occupy three Assyrian villages in the Nahla Valley of north Iraq. The occupation began on November 23 (AINA 2015-11-24). The occupied villages are Rabatke, Upper Hezani and Lower Hezani. In the village of Rabatke, the house of Oshana Samuel is now occupied ...

Kurdish PKK Forces Occupy 8 Assyrian Villages in North Iraq

24/11/15 (AINA) -- Members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militia entered and occupied eight Assyrian villages in north Iraq yesterday. The villages are Hezani, Belmand, Khalilane, Zoly, Kashkawa, Meroke, Rabatke, and Upper Hezani. All the villages are in areas controlled by the Kurdish Regional government of north Iraq. One of the homes occupied in Upper Hezani ...

US Government Must Designate ISIS Attacks As Genocide for All Groups

Christina Khader Ebada, a 3 year-old Assyrian girl, was abducted from her family last August by ISIS as they were leaving Baghdede.

14/11/15 (AINA) -- There are reports in the media that state the Obama Administration will designate ISIS's attacks on Yazidis in Iraq as genocide, without giving the same designation to ISIS's attacks on Assyrians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria, even though these attacks against these groups were conducted by ISIS indiscriminately and in tandem. There ...

ISIS Burns 80 year old Assyrian Woman in North Iraq

27/5/15 (AINA) -- According to a report by the BasNews agency, ISIS burned an 80 year-old Assyrian woman to death in a village southeast of Mosul. Citing Sa'ed Mamuzini, a representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) office in Mosul, BasNews stated in its report that the woman, who was from Karamlis, was burned for failing ...

Assyrians Demonstrate in Istanbul

16/3/15 (AINA) -- Assyrian held a demonstration yesterday in Istanbul's Freedom Square to protest ISIS attacks on Assyrians in Khabur, Syria. Despite the heavy rain, more than 200 people participated in the protest in the center of the city. A minute of silence remembering particularly the victims of the attacks in Kahbur was conducted. Erol Dora, the ...

European Parliament Passes Resolution Calling for Assyrian Safe Haven in North Iraq

An Assyrian house in Telsqof, Iraq destroyed by ISIS.

13/3/15 (AINA) -- The European Parliament has passed a non-bindingresolution calling for the establishment of an Assyrian safe haven in north Iraq. Citing the attacks by ISIS on Assyrians in Iraq and Syria, including the abduction of nearly 300 Assyrians, the killing of dozens of Assyrians in the attacks on their villages in Syria, the destruction ...

ISIS Threatens to Blow Up the Historical Walls of Nineveh

The remains of the walls of Nineveh in north Iraq.

Janauray 2015 (AINA) -- According to the Assyrian website www.ankawa.com, ISIS is planning to destroy the walls of Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian Empire and one of the most important archaeological sites in Iraq. Nineveh was sacked in 612 B.C. when the Assyrian Empire was overthrown. Residents of the Bab Nergal area of Mosul said ISIS ...

Sweden to Help Displaced Iraqis Face Winter

18/12/2014 Stockholm (AINA) -- The Swedish government decided on Tuesday to allocate 40 million SEK (5.2 million USD) for humanitarian aid to displaced persons in Iraq. Sweden has now contributed a total of 190 million SEK since the beginning of 2014, making the small Nordic country one of the top donors to Iraq. The aid will ...

Assyrian Refugees Face Winter in North Iraq

Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organization - November 2014 With little sign of improvement in the conditions facing Assyrian Christians in their ancestral homeland of Northern Iraq and the fierce winter months on our doorstep, ACERO has put into motion its plans for a major Winter Campaign. ACERO Secretary Andy Darmoo recently traveled to Northern Iraq for ...

Iraqi Christian Refugees in North Iraq – ‘Their Tears Have Run Dry’

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Aid to the Church in Need - October 2014 Father Andrzej Halemba heads the Middle East Section of international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need. Earlier this month, he visited the displaced Christians of Iraq: "It is the most tragic thing that I have ever experienced," he said. Do the Christians in Erbil there still have ...

No Communion in North Iraq for First Time in 2000 Years

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http://www.catholic.org - 1/10/14 LOS ANGELES -- The ancient region of Nineveh in Iraq, one of the world's first Christian enclaves, has been emptied of its Christians. Islamic State terrorists have driven off or murdered the entire city's population of Christians. Across Iraq other Christians have fled en masse. Canon Andrew White, the only Anglican Vicar in Iraq ...

5K Walk Calls Attention to Assyrian Suffering in Iraq

September 2014 Skokie, Illinois (AINA) -- over 1,000 Assyrians participated in a 5 kilometer walk to call attention to the suffering of Assyrians in north Iraq, who have been forced to flee their homes by the Islamic State (ISIS). The walk was held in Skokie, a suburb of Chicago which is home to 20,000 Assyrians. There ...

75% of Assyrians Return to Their Town in North Iraq

17/9/14 Alqosh, Iraq (AINA) -- More than 75% of the residents of Alqosh, an Assyrian town 37 miles north of Mosul, have returned to their town after fleeing from the threat of ISIS on August 7. On September 12 the residents celebrated the festival Mar Qardakh, the patron saint of Alqosh, at the Saint Qardakh the ...

Some Assyrians Who Fled Their Town Say They Wish to Leave Iraq

Assyrian residents from the town of Telsqof, now living as refugees in Ankawa, Iraq, interviewed by World Council of Churches.

15/9/14 (AINA) -- Some Assyrians who were forced by ISIS to flee from Telsqof, an Assyrian town north of Mosul, say they do not wish to return but leave Iraq. In an interview conducted by the World Council of Churches and posted on youtube, residents of Telsqof say they have no future and would like to ...

September 6 Report on North Iraq – Forced Marriages, Conversions and Looting

September 2014 Assyrian refugees in Ankawa, Iraq.(AINA) -- The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization* has issued its latest report, dated September 6, 2014, on the situation in North Iraq. In Mosul there has been a sharp increase in the number of persons detained at the Badush prison in the last ten days, resulting from increased arrests of people ...

Australian Parliament Calls for Protection of Assyrians in Iraq

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3/9/14 Canberra (AINA) -- The Australian Federal Parliament discussed the plight of the Assyrians of Iraq on Monday after a motion was raised by The Hon. Chris Bowen MP, Shadow Treasurer and Member for McMahon, upon a request from the Assyrian Universal Alliance. The motion focused on the the Assyrian people of Iraq and their demand ...

August 30 Report on North Iraq – Suicides, Squatters, Escapes

Assyrian refugees in Ankawa, Iraq.

31/8/2014 (AINA) -- The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization* has issued its latest report, dated August 30, 2014, on the situation in North Iraq. A joint delegation representing the Ministry of Human Rights in the federal government and the Hammurabi Organization succeeded in recording many of the abuses suffered by refugees from of Mosul, the Nineveh Plain and ...

August 28 Report on North Iraq – Looting, Homeless Children and Epidemics

An Assyrian mother fans her child at a refugee camp in Ankawa. The temperature was 115F (46C).

29/8/14 (AINA) -- The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization* has issued its latest report, dated August 28, 2014, on the situation in North Iraq.  Many homeless children have begun to appear in Mosul. A 4 month old infant was found in a garbage dump. ISIS seized all homes in Mosul belonging to Nineveh Province judges and some of these homes ...