Friday March 31, 2017

Millions in need of humanitarian aid

More than 3.4 million people have fled their homes and are currently living in camps and amongst host communities as a result of the fighting and around 10 million are in need of humanitarian aid.

Families that have fled or those that have returned home remain in desperate need of food, shelter, medicine and water. The situation is further exacerbated due to the armed ground operations in Mosul to retake the western side and the continuous random bombing in the area.

Islamic Relief is on the ground

Our teams are on the ground for emergency response, distributing food and essential hygiene items to displaced people in camps including Debaga and Hassansham (near Mosul) and Amiriyat al-Fallujah (near Fallujah) and in Northern Iraq.

We are also supplying emergency shelter, both inside and outside camps, as well as providing counselling and other support for people who have suffered violence and abuse.

At a glance

  • 10 million people in Iraq are in need of humanitarian assistance.
  • 3 million Iraqi citizens have fled their homes and are now displaced within their own country.
  • 250,000 refugees have fled fighting in neighbouring Syria and are now displaced within Iraq.

Islamic Relief is calling for urgent support for its emergency response to the escalating crisis in Iraq. Please donate now.

Donations to our Global Emergencies Fund mean that we have a contingency fund that can be used to respond swiftly to small emergencies around the world without having to launch a public appeal.
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