Doctors United for Iraqi Displaced

Emma Nicholson with doctors at the AMAR clinic
Britain's Baroness Emma Nicholson visited the AMAR International Charitable Foundation clinic in Baharka on Tuesday 4th August, which is providing vital healthcare services for those who have been displaced by the recent wave of violence in Iraq, as well as refugees from Syria. 

The staff here are doing amazing jobs. The majority of them are IDPs themselves, and most are from Mosul. Sisters Dr Eman and Dr Zainab, the clinic’s doctors, were in Jordan when Daesh suddenly expanded across Iraq last year. 

After returning home to help their family, they fled their home in Mosul with their parents for safety elsewhere. Many of their relatives, however, are still living under Daesh rule. Living away from family has ‘broken my heart’ said Dr Eman.

All of AMAR's projects are funded through donations by the public and as a charity, they welcome all donations and fundraising initiatives.

Iraqi Movement Against Post 2003 Corruption

Last weekend, ‪protests‬ were staged inside of ‪Iraq‬, demanding better utility ‪‎services‬, which have deteriorated greatly since the introduction of ‪democracy‬ in 2003. 

‪‎Protesters‬ also demanded an end to the ‪‎political‬ corruption which has ravaged the lives of the ‪‎Iraqi‬ people, by many of the parties which obtained positions of ‪authority‬ since the ‪‎US‬ & ‪‎UK‬ invasion. 

According to Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister for ‪Energy‬ Affairs, Bahaa al-Aaraji, said the former government of Nouri al-Maliki has wasted around $1 trillion of public funds according to Al-Arabiya. 

“The former ‪‎government‬ (of Maliki) has wasted around $1 trillion. $800 billion came from Iraq’s ‪‎oil‬ budget since 2004 till 2014 while $200 billion came from ‪‎donations‬ and aid,” 

Aaraji told ‪‎reporters‬ on Friday according to a report by Asharq al-Awsat. 

“There are no final accounts to know how these funds were spent and there are also no ‪‎projects‬ or any achievements that can show how this ‪money‬ was used,” he added.