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U.S. Ambassador Tueller stands with Mr. Kaldo Ramzi Oghna, Director of the Syriac Heritage Museum on Monday, June 21st, 2021.
June 21, 2021

The United States today announced a new program to provide assistance through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to the Syriac Heritage Museum, to help preserve and protect the rich cultural heritage of the Syriac community. The assistance was announced by U.S. Ambassador Matthew Tueller during a visit to the Syriac Heritage Museum today. This assistance will establish a new digitization lab and exhibitions in the Museum, and support the preservation of ancient manuscripts, artifacts, and cultural traditions.

June 2, 2021

The United States is committed to supporting the reconstruction of Iraq into a sovereign, stable, and self-reliant country, including multi-billion-dollar investments into reconstruction efforts, supporting the development and responsible utilization of Iraq’s natural and human resources, and improving access to international markets.

May 28, 2021

From fleeing ISIS at the age of 7, to taking on the role of second care-giver when her father was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Fadia always put her family's needs before her own. "My daughter took on difficult responsibilities at a young age. She went with her father to his medical appointments and was with him during his treatments. She was under a lot of pressure," said Fadia's mother. Caring for her family left any time for 14-year-old Fadia to practice hobbies or spend time with friends, which left her feeling isolated and helpless. "My family's difficult situation made me sad.

May 24, 2021

In Iraq, carpentry and woodworking are traditionally thought of as a man's job. But Hasnaa Dharib, a 50-year-old woman from Basrah, is changing that stereotype. Hasnaa runs one of the most well-known carpentry businesses in the region. She learned the trade after marrying a carpenter. In 2008, she and her husband established Hasnaa Factory, a successful carpentry business that manufactures doors and window frames. 

May 19, 2021

Kochari was born and raised in Sinjar, a small, predominantly Yazidi village in the northern Iraqi governorate of Ninewa. The war with ISIS forced her to flee Sinjar with her 97-year-old mother, Khre Omer Khodaida. Six years later, they are living in the Kobarto 2 refugee camp outside of Dohuk.


Last updated: September 28, 2021

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