Verteilung Nothilfepakete im Irak

Relief supplies against the Covid 19 emergency

The people in northern Iraq are suffering from the economic effects of the Corona pandemic. Due to the lack of income opportunities, among other things, they are unable to meet their basic needs themselves. Therefore, Sign of Hope provides relief goods such as food and hygiene items to the people in the Dahuk area.
Project country
Project period
July and December 2021
  • Delivery of food items including rice, noodles, tomato paste and cooking oil
  • Providing hygiene items such as disinfectants, masks and soaps
  • Distribution of informational materials to raise awareness about Covid-19

The situation in Dahuk is inadequate


The Dahuk governorate is located in the autonomous region of Kurdistan in northernmost Iraq. There, the spread of Covid-19 is affecting the lives of the population: Curfews and contact restrictions mean that people cannot provide food for themselves due to lack of financial resources. In addition, they cannot adequately protect themselves from Covid-19 infection due to lack of mouth and nose protection gear, soaps and disinfectants.

Emergency relief kits for 240 families

As part of the project, 240 families in the Dahuk district are to receive emergency aid packages. This will enable them to provide themselves with enough food for one month and comply with the necessary hygiene measures to fight Covid-19.

In July, 120 needy families received an emergency aid package. The second distribution will follow in December. Already, Younan Lazar Markhail, president of our local partner Assyrian Aid Society - Iraq (AAS-I), expresses his deepest gratitude to all donors for their commitment and solidarity. A big thank you goes to the Old Catholic Parish of St. Martin in Dortmund and Hagen, which supported the project with a fundraising campaign under the leadership of Father Geßmann:

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