The Hungarian Interchurch Aid charity is collecting donations for rebuilding schools in Iraq, the organisation’s president-director László Lehel said. Hungarian Interchurch Aid has been helping families return home after the war since 2014, paying special emphasis to persecuted Christians, he said. In the autumn of 2017, they renovated residential homes and schools with the help of 125 million forints provided through the government’s Hungary Helps scheme, he added. In the next phase, the charity plans to rebuild schools damaged in the war in Iraq and help equip them, he said. Under the aid scheme backed by a 375 million forint foreign ministry grant, six seriously damaged schools will be refurbished on the Nineveh plains, enabling 1,300 students to study there. Additionally, a drinking water network and reservoir will be restored to supply water for 26,000 people, he said. Donations can be made through the website www.segelyszervezet.hu and by calling the 1353 helpline which costs 250 forints (EUR 0.8) per call, he told a press conference.