29/09/2023

Syriac Cross and Stichting Schlomo launch campaign to aid victims of Baghdede wedding fire, call for donations and support

BAGHDEDE, Iraq — In a joint humanitarian effort, the Syriac Cross for Relief and Development and Dutch organization Stichting Shlomo launched a collaborative campaign to provide assistance to those affected by the devastating wedding hall fire in the Nineveh Plains town of Baghdede (Qaraqosh / Hamdaniya) that killed over 100 people and wounded hundreds of others.

Both organizations swiftly mobilized resources to aid the families of victims and the wounded who suffered injuries in the fire and issued calls to support the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian community of Nineveh Plains during this period of immense grief.

Syriac Cross and Stichting Schlomo officials underscored their commitment to delivering critical medical assistance, including medicines and health supplies, to those wounded, as well as providing support for individuals requiring surgical procedures.

In addition to medical aid, they have pledged comprehensive assistance to the families impacted.

Approximately 200 people are currently undergoing treatment in hospitals located in Baghdede, Ankawa, and Erbil. They are in need of sustained assistance, said the organizations, emphasizing the urgency and importance of the ongoing aid efforts.