Join with Oxfam to end the emergency in Iraq

 

What’s happening?

In Mosul, Iraq, the lives of hundreds of thousands of people are at risk. In November 2016, a military operation to retake the city of Mosul from ISIS began. As the conflict continues into 2017, hundreds of thousands of civilians risk being caught in crossfire. Humanitarian conditions in the west of the city are deteriorating. Supply routes were cut off in November when the east of the city was being recaptured. A new offensive in the west of the city, which could start any day, could threaten the safety of 750,000 people trapped without any safe way to escape.

More than 10 million people — half of them children — are in need of humanitarian aid in Iraq. Across the country, ongoing conflict has displaced 3.4 million people.

Oxfam’s efforts

Oxfam are a global movement of people working hard to fight poverty and injustice. One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilising the power of people against poverty. Oxfam’s ultimate vision is a just world without poverty. A world in which people can influence decisions that affect their lives, enjoy their rights and assume their responsibilities. A world in which everyone is treated equally. They work with partners and communities to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. Oxfam sees a future in which no one lives in poverty. Join their movement for change and help people help themselves in the fight against poverty.

Oxfam is scaling up its existing operation in Iraq to help respond to a new wave of families escaping. They have provided clean drinking water, hygiene kits, blankets and other vital aid to villages south of Mosul, where more people are likely to flee.

Supporting Oxfam

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialise in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How you can help

You can help the families in Iraq by urgently donating to Oxfam’s International Crisis Fund so they can respond in Iraq and other countries facing humanitarian crises.

https://www.oxfam.org.au/my/donate/emergency-in-iraq

 

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