January 2018 Newsletter


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WRITTEN BY: Mohamad Naser Albadawi
POSTED ON: Jan 15, 2018

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JANUARY 2018

Happy New Year

"I was happy to see the kids singing and dancing."

Screams of delight and joy filled the room as dozens of orphans gathered at the Mercy Without Limits orphan party to celebrate the new year in Erbil, Iraq.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse alongside Daffy Duck were waiting to greet and entertain children.

During the party gifts were distributed to orphans.

Meet May Rajab Interview

Interview with an Iraqi Advocate: May Rajab,

Can you please share your name and where you are from?

I am May Rajab and I am from Baghdad.

Tell me about yourself?

I have 10 years' experience of administrative operator working in various sectors and I received a BSC degree of Spanish Language in 2004 from the University of Baghdad. I have participated in many of Mercy Without Limits activities especially West of Mosul to help internally displaced persons.

What was the hardest thing about 2017?

Through my work as an advocate, I saw a lot of people suffering, especially the orphans and the displaced people who are living in harsh conditions in the camps.

What are your biggest concerns or worries for the new year - 2018?

My fear for this year is that the devastated areas will not be reconstructed, and displaced families are now being forced to return to their destroyed places. There is no water, electricity, schools and homes destroyed.

If you were to meet face-to-face with the donors who helped support this change in your life, what would you say?

Without donors we can never work. We thank all the donors who help us in the implementation of our humanitarian activities and we very much appreciate them.

How do you plan on handling the concerns you have for 2018?

As for the return of the displaced to their places and is not ready to return this problem should be intervened by the donor countries and organizations to reconstruct the affected areas.

The Road to Recovery

After many months of displacement and enormous suffering – life for some is slowly restarting. But the road to recovery will be a long one. Areas affected by war and violence have catastrophic damage to infrastructure, destroyed homes and shops and questions over how those returning to their former lives can earn a living.

In the suburbs of Idlib, Syria a teacher heard stories from students about their homes being burnt down or close family members being killed. They had fear in their eyes but over time with the proper curriculum, the students stop looking scared, and they start to laugh and smile again.

Mercy Without Limits Representative in Syria said children are very vulnerable to the psychological distress caused by violence and insecurity, but through learning and playing in a supportive environment, children begin to regain a sense normalcy and start to recover. Mercy Without Limits collaborated with UNICEF to bring the Child-Friendly Space initiative to Idlib, Syria where children receive a special level of care who are emotionally distressed. Child-Friendly Safe Spaces provide opportunities to bundle aid services in a supportive environment that is comfortable for children. Yes! I want to help Explore Sponsoring

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Sponsoring the Women's Conference

January 20, 2018 - Mercy Without Limits was a proud sponsor of the Women's Conference in Washington DC. The initiative's goal was to highlight the leadership of Women in their fields. Women are excelling and taking the lead in areas such as activism and outreach, entrepreneurship, education, government, and healthcare.

Our very own Reem Sharaf, Donor Care Manager, spoke about the importance of giving orphans a voice. "You have the opportunity to use your voice. For orphans around the world, they don't have a voice or the opportunity to change. At Mercy Without Limits, we want to give them the opportunity to change."

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