WHO WE ARE

Natalie Shinko

When I was first approached about going to Iraq by my friend Nahren and my mum I was thinking...

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Alen Barsin

Assyria, that's what! Beautiful, charming, humbling, breathtaking, fantastic, mysterious, inviting, historic...

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Atorena Sheno

I remember sitting in the hotel room our first night in Dohuk. Being born and raised in America I had only...

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Our Projects

GISHRU supports a variety of programs in our Homeland through our partner, the Assyrian Aid Society. GISHRU is a 501(c)(3) charitable, tax-deductible organization. Click on a campaign below to learn more.

  1. Nahla Irrigation Channel

    The 2018 GISHRU participants have chosen to assist the Assyrians of Nahla (in northern Iraq) for the annual GISHRU project. This fundraiser is to update and expand their irrigation channels due to their debilitated condition and limited channels. As the Assyrians of Nahla are primarily farmers, this project not only supports their livelihoods but ensures their sustenance. The funds, which are tax-deductible, will be transferred to the Assyrian Aid Society - Iraq for the cost of local labor, equipment, and materials.
    $6,950.00 donated of $10,000.00 goal
  2. Assyrian IDP Camp “Udrana”

    The Assyrian IDP Camp "Udrana" is in need to fulfill its monthly utility obligations to the Assyrians that have been living in caravans since 2014. This camp was created in 2014 by the Assyrian Aid Society for the Assyrians that were displaced by ISIS. Although many have returned to their lands in the Nineveh Plain following the expulsion of ISIS, some have remained in the IDP Camp as their homes are still not habitable such as those from Mosul or Batnaya. This money will be used to cover 1 month of the gas supply for the generator that provides electricity for the 38 families that are currently living there. Most of the monthly costs of the Assyrian IDP camp are covered by the Assyrian Aid Society-Iraq.
    $1,081.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal