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Greening Ankawa: A Collective Effort for Climate Awareness and Environmental Transformation

Greening Ankawa: A Collective Effort for Climate Awareness and Environmental Transformation

In a remarkable collaboration, the Ankawa Humanitarian Committee, World Vision, Ankawa’s Municipality, and the Women and Children Organization joined forces in October 2023 to initiate the groundbreaking project, “Greening Ankawa.” This multifaceted endeavor sought to empower the Ankawa, Erbil community by fostering awareness about the profound impacts of climate change and the associated threats to the Iraqi populace.

The primary objective of “Greening Ankawa” was to equip residents with the knowledge and understanding needed to tackle the challenges posed by climate change. The initiative recognized the critical need for widespread awareness to inspire collective action within the community. With its far-reaching consequences, climate change demanded attention and proactive measures to ensure a sustainable future for Ankawa and its residents.

One of the standout activities of the project was the tree-planting campaign, a tangible and symbolic step towards enhancing the green landscape of Ankawa. Trees, renowned for their role in carbon sequestration and environmental conservation, were strategically planted to create a lasting impact on the local ecosystem. The campaign aimed to beautify the region and mitigate the adverse effects of climate change by promoting biodiversity and improving air quality.

Community engagement played a pivotal role in the success of the “Greening Ankawa” project. Through workshops, seminars, and awareness campaigns, the Ankawa Humanitarian Committee, World Vision, and their partners facilitated open dialogues on climate change, its implications, and the community’s collective responsibility. By fostering a sense of ownership and responsibility, the project aimed to create a resilient and environmentally conscious community prepared to address the challenges of a changing climate.

In conclusion, “Greening Ankawa” stands as a shining example of how collaboration, awareness, and community engagement can create a ripple effect of positive change. The seeds planted in Ankawa’s soil are not just trees; they symbolize a commitment to a sustainable and resilient future that transcends borders and fosters a global sense of environmental stewardship.

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CCRS Project

Welcome to AHC’s latest initiative dedicated to establishing cleaner alternative practices in schools and promoting a sustainable future. With a strong focus on eliminating the use of plastic bottles, our project aims to build students’ knowledge about the pillars of climate change and sustainability.


Thabat Project

Through THABAT Project, Ankawa Humanitarian Committee aims to provide small grants to assist you in developing your business and achieving stability.


Grant for Ankawa Humanitarian Committee (AHC)

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) granted Ankawa Humanitarian Committee (AHC) that serves as the serving hand of Chaldean Archdiocese of Erbil an award of $2.5 million dollars to build the capacities of the organization under the supervision of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) of the American Catholic Bishops Council, and to support its relief programs for the displaced.