Sarjon Toma, who works with a development charity in Iraq which is a Christian Aid partner organisation, will be speaking at a special meeting in Kings Langley next week.
The meeting begins at 7.45pm on Monday, March 10 at Christ Church Baptist Church in The Nap.
Sarjon works as a development programme coordinator for REACH (Rehabilitation, Education and Community’s Health) in Iraq. Reach works with communities in northern Iraq to help them engage with the local civil authorities to ensure their needs are understood and provided for.
These include, for example, ensuring that rural roads are built and renovated, or that supplies of livestock vaccinations are delivered to the farmers that need them rather than getting stockpiled in government storerooms.
REACH also works with communities displaced by conflict with their basic needs.
Over recent months this has included those seeking refuge from the conflict in Syria.
Christian Aid committee chair Paul Tucker said: “We are delighted that Sarjon is able to come to Kings Langley and this will be a great opportunity to hear first hand about Christian Aid’s work in this troubled country where more than 20 per cent live below the poverty line.”
The Kings Langley group launched a special appeal in aid of Syria as part of its fundraising in 2013, after learning that eight million people require humanitarian aid due to the war there.
A total of £1200 was raised, and members also wrote to Hemel Hempstead MP urging him to request an increase in the government’s efforts to assist with a political settlement there.