The Gulf War, The international sanctions and the uprising in north
Neglect by Saddam Hussein's regime caused a severe affect on the region's economy. The hardest hit were the neediest families.
After the uprising of 1991, and the withdrawal of Baghdad Regime
from the secured no-fly region in northern Iraq, the Assyrian Aid Society-Iraq and other non-governmental organizations (NGO's) had a direct and effective role in the reconstruction of the villages ruined and destroyed in 1970s and 1980s in Saddam Hussein's notorious Al-Anfal campaign.
Since the establishment of the Society in 1991
the Health Department participated greatly in relieving the agony of our people, particularly the most remote villages. Forming specialized mobile health units, the Health Department performed regular visits to the villages most in need of health and medical care.
After the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime in 2003
the duties of the Construction Department extended to include the regions of the Nineveh plain. This area had received absolutely no support or care from the toppled regime.
At the very beginning of the formation of the regional government in 1991
the government was lacking in the appropriate material and technical skills necessary to manage all the official public utilities in the region. This was nowhere clearer than in the entire educational process in all its stages.
The Aid and Relief Department was the foundation that the Society was built upon
the direct reason for first forming the Society in 1991. After the First Gul War the Aid and Relief Department performed periodic programs to help needy people in accordance with the Departments capabilities and outside support received for this purpose,
To support and assist our Society in achieving its goals and future aspirations in implementing relief programs for the needy people, to continue supporting the Assyrian Education Process, and support all sections of our people.
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