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  • 14 August 2014

    Poland will equip a school for several hundred pupils in northern Iraq. The facility will accept children of refugees from the country’s north.

    Recent developments in northern Iraq, in particular the offensive by militant groups of the Islamic Caliphate, have forced the region’s ethnic and religious minorities, including Christians, to flee and seek refuge, especially in neighbouring Kurdistan. Thousands of families arrived in Ankawa, a Christian district of Erbil, where they received support from the local Chaldean Catholic archdiocese. Children are in an especially difficult situation.

     

    In reaction to the appeals for help, the MFA Department of Development Cooperation has approved an extraordinary small grant of PLN 100,000, which will go towards meeting the educational needs of refugee children. The money will be spent on equipment and furnishings for a primary school which is being built from the ground up under the archdiocese’s patronage. It will be attended by several hundred pupils.

     

    The Embassy of the Republic of Poland applied for project which will be implemented by the Consular Agency of the Republic of Poland in Erbil in cooperation with Bashar Warda, a local Chaldean archbishop. The funds will reach beneficiaries within a few days’ time. The school is expected to open this coming September.

     

     

    MFA Press Spokesman Statement

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