After the idea of “Sponsor of the day”, ETTC (European Technology and Training Centre) is receiving the donations sponsored by the companies, this week “Amereller Legal Consultants” became the sponsor of the day in order to support the Iraqi IDPs in Kurdistan and the donation contained 600 food packages distributed among the IDPs families in different locations in Shaqlawa. and 22 extra packages distibuted in another location in Erbil.
Mena Associates is the Iraqi branch of Amereller Legal Consultants, a specialist international law firm. In its German and Middle East practices, the firm focuses on corporate and commercial law, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and privatisation, as well as on all legal aspects of agency and distributorship.
For the time being thousands of IDPs are living in Shaqlawa in different places. In terms of Cristian people hundreds of families are living in one hall inside culture or historical centre in addition sometimes they are living in houses. Since ETTC knew that the numbers of IDPs are increasing in Shaqlawa the organisation decided to contact with the representatives of the centres to provide ETTC with correct information regarding number of IDPs and their places.
Shaqlawa is a small resort town in the mountains about an hour North East of Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan. A town of approximately 25,000 people 51 km far from Erbil, at the bottom of Safeen Mountain. Shaqlawa is situated between Safeen Mountain and Sork Mountain, and sits 966 m above sea level. The town is inhabited mostly by Kurds, and Assyrian (Cristian). Due to its cool weather during summer, Shaqlawa is visited annually by thousands of tourists from other parts of Iraq.
ETTC, European Technology and Training Centre, is receiving donations made by German NGOs and companies for the Iraqi IDPs in Kurdistan. There are different Organisations and Companies are contributing in the campaign of support for the internaly displaced people in Iraq. The supports include food packages for the families and Sweets packages for the children of IDPs. One of the orgranisations donated for them is AGDW.
AGDW „Zweite Chance Heimat“ is a return project that helps refugees resettle in their home countries. The project is based in Stuttgart, Germany and is funded by the European Union, the federal state of Baden-Württemberg and the City of Stuttgart. ETTC could deliver the support packages which donated by AGDW to Shaqlawa, a district 51 Km from Erbil, and the packages distibuted on the IDP children there.
Another support for IDPs among the support campagins implemented by ETTC, came from (AJG Ingenieure GmbH) company from Germany. AJG came with the idea of “sponsor of the day” to ask German companies in order to support IDPs with food supply. The support package contained 750 family packages (3.5 Tons) for the IDP families in different camp sections in Erbil-Bahirka. The packages also contained candies and nuts for children. Bahirka Camp is a tough place to live for anyone, especially for people who have arrived with nothing after multiple incidents of displacement. There are currently over 2,500 people at the camp, with expansion plans underway. Temperatures are in the mid-40s every day. There are serious concerns about the water and sanitation conditions but other actors are starting to get to work. ETTC has supported thousands of families up to now with 1599 family packages of food and fruits also 550 children packages. The support campaigns are coordinated with DFR (Department of Foreign Relations) and the Erbil Provincial Council. Members of the council are joining the ETTC staff members during the distribution of the support packages among the IDPs in the camps.
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