Dutch relief organizations Stichting Schlomo and Stichting Ismael provides support to Baghdede wedding hall fire victims

BAGHDEDE, Iraq — Six months on from the tragic wedding hall fire in the Nineveh Plains town of Baghdede (Qaraqosh / Hamdaniyah) that claimed the lives of over 130 Chaldeans–Syriacs–Assyrians, Dutch relief organizations Stichting Schlomo and Stichting Ismael continue to provide material support aid to the victims.

During a recent visit, the organizations delivered essential assistance, including medicines and medical equipment, while also prioritizing the monitoring of the mental and emotional well-being of the affected individuals. Recognizing the profound impact of the incident, Stichting Schlomo affirmed its commitment to extend further support to the families of the victims and the wounded, pledging ongoing assistance for those requiring surgical interventions.

The initiative underscores the organizations’ steadfast dedication to alleviating suffering and supporting communities in times of crisis, building upon its extensive relief efforts across various regions. Stichting Schlomo and its partner organization the Syriac Cross Organization for Relief and Development have been at the forefront of providing humanitarian aid to communities in Beth Nahrin (Mesopotamia), particularly following the devastating earthquake that ravaged northern Syria and Turkey on 6 February 2023.