As the Battle for Mosul Resumes Help AMAR Continue to Assist those Fleeing the Fighting

AMAR teams are working around the clock to help those fleeing the fighting in Iraq. From the distribution of life-saving hygiene, food and water supplies, to providing families with clothes and blankets to protect them against the harsh winter cold, AMAR seeks to ensure that residents fleeing the city receive the care they so urgently need. 

As the battle for Mosul continues, even more families will make the difficult choice of abandoning their home for an uncertain future as a refugee in their own country. With 3.3 million internally displaced people (IDPs) to care for already – that’s 10% of the entire population of Iraq – authorities are warning of a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. 

Are you planning to run the London 10K or the Manchester 10K? If you run for the AMAR Foundation, you can help raise vital funds for AMAR’s Mosul Appeal and help support Iraqi families, who have been displaced by ISIS. Getting involved is easy, just E-mail: london@amarfoundation.org or to make a donation click: AMARfoundation.org

A Different Iraq is Possible

Join this night of film, discussions and poetry as we celebrate the relentless spirit of Iraqis worldwide that organize every day for an inclusive and equitable future for Iraq. 

For decades, Iraqis around the world have had to contend with the prospects of losing their very existence, both culturally and physically.Wars, Dictatorship, Sanctions and the aftermath of the American invasion of 2003 have had catastrophic effects on Iraqi civil society, whether inside the country or in the growing Diaspora. 

Despite the apocalyptic size of the death, displacement and destruction, communities worldwide continue to organize for a different Iraq.Let us shed light on these initiatives in an event that will inspire and empower everyone to work towards a different and better future for Iraq. 

Date: Tue 7 March 2017 
Time: 19:00 
Location: University of Westminster, Lecture Theatre G.03 12 Little Titchfield Street London W1W 7BY 

This event is free to attend and for further information, or to obtain your free tickets please click here

Letters from Iraq with Michigan Philharmonic

Iraqi-born, Grammy Award-nominated oud virtuoso and composer Rahim AlHaj gives voice to the unheard and vulnerable with his 2017 Smithsonian Folkways recording Letters from Iraq, a poignant telling of war, aftermath and consequences. 

For this Global Fridays presentation, AlHaj and members of the Michigan Philharmonic paint musical scenes of devastation, pain, redemption and hope from the upcoming recording. 

The Michigan Philharmonic, a fully professional orchestra under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Nan Washburn, performs concerts throughout Southeast Michigan.

Letters from Iraq with the Michigan Philharmonic will start at 8 p.m on Friday, March 24th at the Arab American National Museum. To purchase tickets online click here