Country: Iraq

Mosul: Iraqi Red Crescent Society raises awareness of dam danger

In order to prepare people for possible disaster, the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network has joined forces with the United Nations Development Fund and USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance to alert residents to the danger and recommend actions to take before, during, and after the collapse of the dam.

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Life goes on in relief camps around Mosul

Thousands of people have fled Mosul with only what they could carry, making difficult choices on what they would need for life in the camp, and what they valued most. Learn about their stories in pictures…

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Mosul crisis response

Iraq Mosul crisis response Since the escalation of military around Mosul operations, tens of thousands of people have fled the city and surrounding areas. Iraqi Red Crescent Society and other humanitarian organizations estimate that as many as 1 million people could be displaced by fighting. The situation To respond to the expected human crisis, the Iraqi Red Crescent Society has mobilized its human and financial resources and prepared food items that would meet the needs of more than one million displaced persons. More than 2,500 Red Crescent volunteers and members are already on ground to serve displaced populations, and...

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Protected: Iraq: population movement from Mosul

Iraq – Mosul population movement Tens of thousands of people have already fled from in and around Mosul as military operations continue in the region. As many as 1 million people could be affected by this crisis. As winter sets in, conditions for those living in camps continues to become more difficult. The situation Fighting in Mosul and the surrounding towns and villages have resulted tens of thousands of people having little choice but to flee for their safety. Camps have been established in order to host those arriving in search of refuge. Estimates indicate that a further million people remain...

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Escape from Mosul – one family’s journey

Tears come to Buthina’s eyes as she tells her family’s story, and for a few moments she covers her face with her hands. The Iraqi Red Crescent Society psychosocial volunteer reaches out and touches her shoulder, and the two women talk quietly for a while…

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About the IFRC

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian network and is guided by seven Fundamental Principles: Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, universality and unity.