12 Jun 2014

Iraq Red Crescent - Displaced by violence, thousands of families are receiving aid from the Iraqi Red Crescent

The escalation of violence and unrest in the city of Mosul, northern Iraq and in other areas has forced thousands of families to flee their homes. The Iraqi Red Crescent Society immediately responded and activated an operations room to provide food aid and tents for the families displaced from Mosul to the northern provinces.

According to the Iraqi Red Crescent Society, more than 32,000 displaced people from Mosul had to sleep in the open near the borders of Kurdistan region of Iraq.

The Assistant to the Secretary General of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society, Mohammad Alkhozai said: “The Iraqi Red Crescent operations room was formed from six provinces as we mobilized all our resources to assist the displaced families. We are coordinating with the authorities in Kurdistan to erect camps for the displaced.”

“Iraqi Red Crescent teams in the Dohuk and Erbil have distributed food aid and water for more than 20,000 displaced citizens in the past two days as well as provided tents in some areas” AlKhozai said.

The Red Crescent has expressed concern about the humanitarian situation of citizens within the city of Mosul to the lack of electricity, health services and other essential requirements.
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