On this Giving Tuesday, we invite you to celebrate EPIC’s 25 years of humanitarian advocacy and peace work for the people of Iraq.
From our inception in 1998 through this year, we have been a consistent voice for peace and for the rights and needs of all Iraqis. In the last ten years alone, that has included our work to deliver emergency assistance to more than 60,000 families displaced or under siege by ISIS, help Iraqi doctors and nurses fight COVID-19 and save lives, support the recovery of Sinjar and families who remain displaced, enhance understanding of the “Tishreen” movement for democratic reforms, and demand an end to the impunity that allows Iraqi militias to get away with murder.
This year, we brought attention to Iraq’s growing water insecurity and the urgent need for water diplomacy. Through new research on vocational education, we are guiding implementation of Generation: Next, a project to modernize two select vocational training centers and better empower youth with skills for their local area’s job market. And in Ninewa, we are continuing to empower and support young activists who are tackling a range of challenges, from life-threatening shortage of essential medicine and medical equipment at Sinjar’s Snuni General Hospital to failures to enforce fire safety laws in Qaraqosh where a recent wedding fire killed 140 attendees.
On this Giving Tuesday, we invite you to join us in making a lasting impact for peace and human rights in Iraq.
Generosity has the power to transform lives for the better, and over the past 25 years, we have seen that happen time and time again. Whether you donate $5 or $500, your contribution will make a critical difference for our friends in Iraq and in the struggle for peace in the Middle East.
Thank you for being a part of our mission and for all you do to make the world a better place.