Mission Enfance has been working in Iraq since 1992. Emergency missions, reconstruction of schools and villages, have led the association to have some experience in this area.

1.5 million refugees from Syria and displaced populations of Mossul, Sinjar and the Nineveh Plain have found refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan. They are, for most, settled under tents in camps, awaiting the end of the war to go home. The damages caused in the Nineveh Plain and the actual war for the recovery of Mossul do not allow the displaced populations to return to their lands. In Sinjar, region liberated in 2015, the villages, although terribly damaged, are progressively welcoming back the displaced Yezidi of August 2014. We are participating to this return by the construction of the schools. In 2018, we will be finishing the construction of two schools in Kherawa and Shalfadin.

Also, we are pursuing our support to the functioning of the educational centre we have created in the Yezidi displaced camp of Sharya, North of Iraq. We are about to start the professional training sessions in 10 displaced camps in Iraqi Kurdistan. We will also be pursuing our support towards the students’ transport towards their university of Mossul of displaced christians and yezidi of the Nineveh Plain. In Qaraqosh, we will rehabilitate a nursery “Mar Ephram” so as to facilitate the life of the mothers who come back to their destroyed city.

Aim of project

  • Educate the displaced Iraqi children, allow the return of these displaced to their villages.

Our project in 2018

  • End of construction of the 2 schools in Sinjar.
  • Transport of the Chaldean female students towards the university of Mossul.
  • Support to the Iraqi displaced families of the Nineveh Plain (Ainkawa).
  • Professional training in 10 displaced camps.
  • Support running costs of Sharya.
  • Rehabilitation of Qaraqosh nursery.
  • Purchase of Air conditioners (Nursery and kidergarten Qaraqosh).

Inauguration July 20 2016 of two of Mission Enfance school in the Bardarash camp, by Mr André Vallini, Secretary of State for Development and Francophony.

Inauguration on December 2nd 2015 of our school in the displaced Shabak camp of Bardaresh in Iraq.

Testimony : “Ecole pour les réfugiés syriens dans le camps de Domiz”.