Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative

The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) is dedicated to bringing together Iraqi and international civil societies through concrete actions to build together another Iraq, with peace and Human Rights for all.

Urgent Call To Save Iraqi Minorities

Appeal by Un ponte per…  August 2014

The war in Iraq may cause the extermination of the last Christian, Yazidi, Shabak and Turkmen communities remaining in the country. Since mid-June hundreds of thousands are fleeing. Un ponte per… is working since then to respond to the emergency. We have so far distributed water, juices, high calorie meals, milk powder, food and hygiene kits to help those fleeing desperately.

However the war does not stop and new needs are arising daily. Entire neighbourhoods in the city of Erbil and other villages are filled with refugees, as well as schools and public parks.

About 850,000 people are displaced, looking for help since the fall of Mosul in the hands of Isis two months ago. The number of people displaced within the country is 1.4 million including also those who fled the Al Anbar region last January.

Iraq, like Syria and Lebanon, was one of the few remaining mosaics of civilizations in the Middle East. Before the American attack in 2003 more than a million Christians lived there. Today only 400 000 remain and thousands of other minorities also suffered massacres and persecutions in recent years. They are the sons of ancient cultures, such as the Yazidis or Syriac Christians who speak Aramaic. They were already living besieged and protected by the Kurds for some time.

Iraqi IDPs

Today, Isis is persecuting them again.

Help us continue distributions of water, powdered milk and hygiene kits to help Iraqi minorities. Thousands of people are at risk.


For donations in Erbil (KRG-Iraq): For donations in Italy:
 Beneficiary name     MM. UN PONTE PER ORGANIZATIONAccount number        0856745

Bank name     IBL Bank s.a.l.


USD IBAN       (LB20) 0052 0067 0025 7608 0039 2012

EURO IBAN    (LB89) 0052 0067 0555 7608 0039 2012

Reason           Iraq Emergency


Beneficiary name      Associazione Un ponte per…Account number       Account 100790

Bank name     BancaPopolareEtica


IBAN   IT52 R050 1803 2000 0000 0100 790


Reason           Iraq Emergency