Tag Archives: Water for Peace

A chat with the Critical Needs Support Foundation

Ammar Faily of the Critical Needs Support Foundation (CNSF), our partner in our new Water for Peace hygiene kit campaign, dropped by our office July 12th to give several board members and long-time supporters an update on the project. In the past few months, CNSF has distributed 280 sanitation kits and given lessons on good  Continue Reading »

“People far from the fire don’t feel the heat”: An Update from Iraqi Kurdistan

As we continue to fund hygiene kits for Iraqi IDPs in the Iraqi Kurdistan region we think it is critical to understand the situation in the area. In May, we funded $2,500 worth of hygiene kits that were distributed by the Critical Needs Support Foundation. As people “far from the fire” our hearts, thoughts, and  Continue Reading »

325 Hygiene Kits for Iraqi IDPs

Hygiene kits and dignity for Iraqi IDPs   We have appreciated and been humbled by your commitment over the years to insure clean water in Najaf schools. We are shifting our Water for Peace financial support toward what seems to be more urgent needs. IARP will partner with the Critical Needs Support Foundation (CNSF) to  Continue Reading »

Water for Peace Art Auction at Medtronic Child Care Center, Minnesota

Week of: June 3 2013 “Only 30 percent of children nationwide have access to safe drinking water in Iraq.” ~UN Children’s Fund At the Medtronic Child Care Center in Minnesota, the Preschool 1&2 and the Transition classrooms wanted to make a difference…

Water for Peace Action at Schools and Medical Clinic in Najaf, Iraq

The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) and our partner in Iraq, the Muslim Peacemaker Teams (MPT), are proud to announce that the 651 students of Al Amani Middle School, the 729 students of Al Nidhal (The Struggle) Elementary School, and the 599 patients per day at the “For You” Medical Clinic in Najaf, Iraq  Continue Reading »

Water for Peace Action at Al-Faraqid School for Girls and Al-Asifa Elementary School

The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) and our partner in Iraq, the Muslim Peacemaker Teams (MPT), are proud to announce that the 520 students of Al Asifa Elementary School in Najaf, Iraq and the 345 students of Al Faraqid School for Girls in Najaf now have access to clean water. Through our Water for Peace  Continue Reading »

St. Thomas helps bring clean drinking water to students in Iraq

A recent article in the St. Thomas Bulletin describes a Water for Peace project by Students for Justice and Peace at the University of St. Thomas. In collaboration with other student groups and departments, Students for Justice and Peace raised more than $1,400 last spring to pay for a water-filtration system that is now used  Continue Reading »

Women and Water Rights: Rivers of Regeneration

Women and Water Rights: Rivers of Regeneration February 23 to March 25, 2010 Katherine E. Nash Gallery Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 55455 Art has the responsibility to help society deal with its hidden conflicts and contradictions…to imagine what could exist and give it shape…open up a space for critical thinking.  Continue Reading »

Water for Peace Action at Al-Ghadeer Kindergarten in Najaf

Below are some images of children at Al-Ghadeer Kindergarten in Najaf, where a small water purifier unit was recently installed by the Muslim Peacemaker Teams. 150 kids attend the school. Thanks to the sisters at Racine Dominicans for donating the purifier unit. I feel bad for the kids having to sit through so many pictures!  Continue Reading »

Water in Iraq

How many times a day do you drink water? Do you stop to think what might be in it, besides “just water”? In the U.S., many peole take safe water for granted, but in Iraq, water can be dangerous. According to the Red Cross, about40% of Iraqis today lack access to clean water, putting millions  Continue Reading »