FRRME America provides life-saving humanitarian assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees fleeing persecution and genocide by the so-called Islamic State.
Working in nearly 20 settlement camps and elsewhere throughout the region, FRRME America maintains a small but dedicated team on the ground in Iraqi Kurdistan, providing food, clothing, shelter, medicine, blankets, heaters and other essentials to those who have fled violence and persecution.
The Foundation, which is a registered charity in Jordan, similarly works with refugee families who have fled Iraq, providing food and clothing vouchers, rent assistance, heaters and heating oil and more in locations across the Middle East.
FRRME America funds and operates a medical and dental clinic in Baghdad, Iraq. Located on the grounds of St. George’s Church, the clinic sees approximately 100 patients daily, providing free health care to people of all faiths.
In Kurdistan, the Foundation provides emergency medical care and medicine to IDPs fleeing persecution and violence, supplying everything from crutches and wheelchairs to prescription drugs.
In Jordan, the Foundation has worked with a local clinic to provide free health care and prescription drugs to refugees, funding life-saving operations and the treatment of chronic illnesses.
In 2015, FRRME America initiated an afternoon school for Christian refugees in the suburbs of Amman, Jordan, providing tuition, transportation, supplies and a daily snack. The Foundation identified three additional private, Christian schools that would accept refugees and began providing funding for Iraqi and Syrian refugee children to attend.
In Kurdistan, FRRME established a Kindergarten for Christian IDP children and holds an annual two-week “Christmas vacation school” for up to 500 students. In 2016, the Foundation provided four trailers and all supplies to create an all-girls school serving IDP girls living in the Harsham Camp and the surrounding community, which has seen a large influx of Christian IDP families. The school is operated by the Iraqi Ministry of Education and is open to any and all girls in the area, regardless of their religion.
In the fall of 2016, FRRME America partnered with the new Catholic University in Erbil, Kurdistan, to provide tuition and all associated costs for 100% of the Internally Displaced Persons who enrolled as freshmen.