ICC Supports Persecuted Farmers Through a Vet Clinic in Iraq

03/29/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – When ISIS invaded the primarily Christian town of Qaraqosh, Abraham had to leave his veterinary practice behind when he was displaced. While living in an IDP (internally displaced person) settlement in Erbil, Abraham became a leader in the community who helped other IDPs adjust to their new living situation.

Once ISIS was driven out, Abraham spent so much of his time helping others get back on their feet that he delayed rebuilding his own life. Abraham eventually reopened his vet clinic in 2018.

As a way to thank Abraham for his service to the community and support his business, ICC hosted a community vet day. Following the reign of ISIS, many NGOs provided displaced families with livestock to support themselves. However, without proper training, disease can run rampant among the livestock and cause further damage. During this event, Abraham taught these newfound farmers the basics of livestock health management. In addition to the invaluable training that these farmers received, the program also helped spark even more business for Abraham’s clinic.

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