Friday, July 22, 2016

Saving Lives in Iraq

Last month I did a post on an aid agency called Preemptive Love Coalition (PLC) and the work they're doing in Fallujah, Iraq to save the lives of Iraqi refugees from the horror of ISIS and the turmoil of war.

PLC has recently sent out an update which presents a summary of what they've accomplished in the last couple of months. It's an inspiring account. Here's an overview:
  • Since May 26, you've given more than $751,047.
  • We've spent $421,000 providing lifesaving food, water, and more, as of July 18.
  • Displaced families have received more than 611,000 pounds of food.
  • We're delivering 52,000 liters of water daily.
  • We've provided 1.5 million liters of water total.
  • We've served approximately 43,000 people.
  • Fallujah families are expected to be kept in camps for 3-6 months. Currently we have enough funds on hand to help for one more month.
Over the last several weeks, you’ve helped bring truckloads of food—rice, lentils, beans, cooking oil, sugar, tea, and milk. Each food pack you provide is large enough to feed a family for a month. You’ve also delivered hundreds of portable cooking stoves, tanks to provide a daily supply of clean water,bars of soap, hygiene kits, and more.

These families survived bullets and bombs. Thanks to you, they have a good chance of surviving the desert, too.
You can read more about their work at the link.

PLC is not political, they're not affiliated with any government agency, their work is funded completely by donations, and as of now they're the only international aid group working inside the militarized zone. The need is great and will grow greater as the Iraqi government moves on in another month or so to liberate Mosul from ISIS.