WHO ARE WE ?
The association Between Two River Banks aims at helping the refugees of Iraq, and at favoring the intercultural dialogue between the various minorities living together : Christians, Muslims and Yazidis ...
Our projects aim at supporting the persecuted minority, not taking in consideration any religious membership, mainly in the domains of health and education.
For 50 years, Iraq has known war and chaos.
In June, 2014, the assault of Daesh (IS) on Mosul, the second largest city of Iraq, took place. In August, Daesh invaded all the plain of Mosul, mainly populated with Christians. In the night from August 6th to 7th, the local population ran away to Kurdistan.
The situation of the emigrants is tragic. They live without hope facing the darkness of an uncertain future !
After Daesh's departure in october 2017, two third of the inhabitants came back home : christians, shiite muslims and yazidis who found their houses plundered and burnt down. The government's inability to assist them led the NGO and international charities to take over the restauration of the ruined cities, mostly christians.
The dialogue that used to exist between communities from different religions is today cut.
After assisting the refugees since 2014 during Daesh occupancy, in the fields of health and education,
the association today aims to help them return home and restore the interfaith dialogue.
The association actions focus on :
- helping the students to access University, through school materials purchase and transport organization,
- supporting the opressed minorities, mainly the Yazidis, left behind by international aids ,
- creating a cultural center and organizing intercultural and interfaith events,
- creating an interfaith school to restore the dialogue between different communities.
Our actions entirely rely on your donations. You can participate by sending us a bank check
addressed to the association's head office (mention your address for the fiscal receipt) :
ENTRE DEUX RIVES
42 boulevard de Latour-Maubourg, 75007 Paris
Ephrem Azar and the association volunteers warmly thank you for your contribution.