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Urgent Appeal for Assyrian Emergency Relief Project

Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 05:10 PM CT


AssyriaAll of the world's eyes have been focused on Iraq, awaiting an expected war.
Now the war is upon us and it is very possible Iraq is facing a humanitarian disaster.

In 1991, our organization was established to plan and carry out a relief program immediately after the Gulf War when tens of thousands of Iraqi people were forced to leave their homes and villages in search of safety at the Turkish and Iranian borders.

This is expected to happen again in the coming days, and now once again we must implement a vast relief program for our people.

Our Relief Project proposal [see below] is for 4,000 families, or roughly 20,000 people. The number of Assyrian refugees is expected to be far higher but we have chosen this number as a realistic goal that we can support without seeking the assistance of the United Nations or other non-governmental organizations.

We are depending on our individual supporters, donor organizations, societies, clubs, churches, and others to assist us in this project. We ask for any support or donations you can offer, to see our people's suffering and save them from the disaster we are facing.

Our thanks in advance,

Sincerely,

Rommel Moushi
President
Assyrian Aid Society - Iraq


AAS-I Proposed Relief Program, March 2003

NOTE: At the time of this proposal's writing, eight Iraqi dinars equal one U.S. dollar.
NOTE: As an average for the purposes of this proposal, one family equals five persons.
Food & Cooking Supplies for 4,000 Families, Per Month
 
Quantity per Month (kg)
Cost (US$)
Rice
12,000

$6,000

Flour
180,000

$45,000

Beans
60,000

$22,500

Milk

$2,500

Salt
6,000

$375

Cooking Oil
60,000

$30,000

Soap Powder
6,000

$7,500

 

Total Cost Per Month: $113,875

Shelter & Supplies for 4,000 Families, Per Month
 
Per Person
or Family
Total Required
Cost (US$)
Blanket
2
40,000

$250,000

Oil Cooker
1
4,000

$25,000

Oil Lamp
1
4,000

$7,500

Plate
3
1,200

$750

Spoon
5
20,000

$7,500

Cooking Pot
2
8,000

$25,000

Nylon Groundcover
5 sq meters
20,000

$7,500

Tent
1
4,000

$300,000

Medicines

$30,000

Fuel
5 liters
20,000

$10,000

   

Total Cost: $663,250

Transportation Costs, Per Month
Quantity
Cost-to-Rent
Per Month (US$)
Trucks, Buses
8

$4,500

Water Tankers
4

$2,500

Total Cost Per Month: $7,000

Total Cost of Relief Program Per Month

Cost (US$)

Food

$113,875

Transportation

$7,000

Total Program Cost Per Month: $120,875

To donate, please visit the Assyrian Aid Society website.



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