We're nearly a month into the new year. But before January ends, we're bringing together some of the best images from 2019. Explore our work, what's been achieved and who we've helped together this past year.
A beautifully rich tapestry created for The Olive Tree Centre Launch
The Mosaic at the Madaba Centre
We continue to gather the stories of those benefitting from what we are able to do. Sander's story is one of the most dramatic. Pictured here with his family in Jordan, he was previously rescued from a pit in Northern Iraq before they could flee to safety.
We also brought you this inspiring story from a refugee camp in Baghdad. The local muslim barbers give free haircuts to Christian refugees in the camp, revealed in our short film.
Pastor Zaki, the leader of one of our partner churches in Jordan is pictured here speaking with Mosaic Middle East UK CEO Mike Simpson and colleagues from Mosaic Middle East America. We regularly visit the projects and partners, supporting closely the work of the team on the ground.
We also love this shot of the youth group at the Full Gospel Church in Madaba, Jordan. They remind us that the child refugees need our help, but also that there is hope for the future.
Abdulrahman, Mosaic Middle East Iraq Programme Manager, is pictured here at the opening of the new football pitch for internally displaced children in northern Iraq. Our main focus there is on empowering development work to rebuild people's lives and livelihoods. The football pitch project at Harsham Camp was one of 2019's great joys for the team.
It was also a delight to bring you news of the five Nineveh Seed Projects that were completed in 2019. The projects, all aimed at empowering local people and developing a brighter future, include: two greenhouse projects, the largest chicken farm in Qaraqosh, a new bakery in Qaraqosh and the Football Project at the Harsham Refugee Camp - all opened in 2019.
The Bishop of Truro and the then Foreign Sectary, Jeremy Hunt MP.
2019 visit to 10 Downing Street
In the Autumn, we had the privilege to host Professor Jim Al-Khalili in London. The evening, in aid of peace in Iraq, included talks from him and Rev'd Faez Jirjees. It was one event in 2019 when we got to meet you our supporters and engage with many people new to Mosaic Middle East.
Our thoughts and prayers have been with the people of Iraq during the protests and unrest in several cities there. We picked out this striking image taken in central Baghdad, Autumn 2019
This year through your generosity we've also continued to be able to respond to the urgent needs of refugees in Northern Iraq. Children like these received clothing, medical supplies and Christmas presents at Bardarash Refugee Camp, Winter 2019
Supporting our work in the Middle East
To support our lobbying efforts and our work in Iraq and Jordan helping displaced and persecuted people, please make a donation now via our donate page (there are numerous options for how to donate). Or you can send us a cheque made out to ‘Mosaic Middle East’ to: Mosaic Middle East, PO Box 229, Petersfield, Hants, GU32 9DL, United Kingdom. American supporters wishing to make a donation can do so here
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