OUR MISSION IS SIMPLE: WE REBUILD LIVES.
We carry out our mission by delivering critical health care, emergency aid, and educational programs to internally displaced persons, refugees and other underserved communities in the Middle East. Our programs are delivered in-country by a wholly native workforce and volunteer base, and project supplies are locally sourced whenever possible. We always regard those we serve as partners – not as victims – respecting cultural and community values.
In 1991 the regime of Saddam Hussein began persecuting the Marsh Arabs in southern Iraq, draining the marshes and attacking the villages. After a visit to the region, Founder & President Baroness Emma Nicholson launched an appeal – Assisting Marsh Arabs & Refugees – to send much needed relief. Almost 25 years later, her mission continues. Our work has evolved beyond the original efforts, but we keep the name “AMAR” which translates as “the builder” in some Arabic dialects to remind us of our central mission – rebuilding lives.
OUR GLOBAL IMPACT
through continuing education and vocational training programs
in AMAR’s mobile clinics and primary health care centers
HOME HEALTH VISITS
conducted by trained Women Health Volunteers
delivered to internally displaced and underserved patients
MORE ABOUT OUR WORK
Interested in learning more about AMAR? You can find more programmatic details, outcomes, and reports from the field on the “What We Do” page. Or give us a call and talk with a member of the AMAR team.