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President:Msgr Shlemon Wardouni
Director:Mr Nabil Naisan
Head Quarters: Hai al-Wahde, St - 52, Mahala 904, Zuqaq 74 House 3, Baghdad, Iraq
Telephone: +873 76 23 16 320
+964 1 71 96 964
Fax: +873 76 23 16 321
Caritas Iraq, known locally as Akhuyat el Mahabba was started in 1992 as a result of the imposition of international sanctions; new statutes were adopted in 2007. Caritas Iraq is a non-governmental organization active in programmes for malnourished children, assistance for the elderly and people with physical and learning difficulties, medical and food assistance, rental subsidies, building, housing and shelter, water and sanitation. It works with the Iraqi Red Crescent Society and is supported by many Caritas organizations.
The political and military situation in Iraq makes the work of Caritas difficult and dangerous; the centres in Baghdad and Mosul have had to close for safety reasons. Caritas Internationalis advocates for needy people in Iraq through its permanent delegations to the United Nations in Geneva and New York, with particular attention to neutrality, protection, the rights of minorities and protection of the most vulnerable.
Caritas Iraq currently implements the following programmes: