AMMAN, Jordan—Christ Church, Jerusalem, has provided a grant via its Mercy Fund to the American Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East for medical relief. “This is a welcome gift from Christ Church,” said FRRME America Chairman Scott Rye, “and we are very glad to see Christ Church include the Foundation in its mission and outreach efforts.” Rye noted that the church has supported the U.K.-registered branch of the charity, FRRME UK, in the past. FRRME America is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is also a registered charity in Jordan. According to FRRME America Project Officer Helena Scott, the majority of refugees that FRRME America works with have medical issues. “We see everything from children who need prescription glasses to people who have serious medical conditions, requiring surgery or medication,” Scott said. “There is also a need for additional psychological counseling—trauma counseling—for children and adults alike. This grant will be put to good use.” The grant was made […]
WASHINGTON—Carol “Rollie” Flynn, founder and managing principal of Singa Consulting, LLC, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East (FRRME America). Flynn is a 30-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, where she served as Director of CIA University’s Leadership Academy, Associate Deputy Director of the National Counterterrorism Center/Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning, Executive Director of the CIA Counterterrorism Center, Chief of Station in major posts in […]
How to Help Iraq’s Religious Minorities Trump should undo an Obama policy that largely blocks them from getting U.S. aid. By Nina Shea As Islamic State heads toward defeat in Iraq, Christian and Yazidi survivors of genocide should be returning to their hometowns in Nineveh province. Instead, these fragile minority communities mostly remain stranded at displacement shelters in Kurdistan without the means to rebuild their villages. Many are fleeing Iraq, and the country now risks losing these religious minorities entirely. […]
WASHINGTON—The first FRRME America-funded first aid training course was held recently in northern Iraq as part of an initiative to enable Iraqi women to become economically self-sufficient. According to Dr. Amal Marogy, chairman of the Aradin Charitable Trust, “Thanks to a generous donation from FRRME America and with the help of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Aradin was able to provide a two-day first aid training course for 23 Christian, Muslim and Yazidi women.” Marogy noted that all […]
FRRME America Vice Chair and Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Nina Shea is a contributor to The Persecution and Genocide of Christians in the Middle East: Prevention, Prohibition, and Prosecution. Published by Anglico Press, the book is an in-depth account of the plight of Christians in the Middle East.
Dr. Sarah Ahmed, FRRME Director of Operations in the Middle East, talks to the BBC’s Yalda Hakim […]
Helena Scott Named FRRME America Project Officer for Jordan WASHINGTON—The American Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the […]
By Nina Shea On Friday, Pope Francis travels to Egypt, the largest Arab country and home to the […]