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Iraq

9 January 2017

Mosul: Iraqi Red Crescent raises awareness of dam danger

Iraqi Red Crescent Society volunteers are helping communities in Mosul and the Tigris Valley to prepare for the potential collapse of Mosul Dam, which has been described as “the world’s most dangerous”.
Life goes on in relief camps around Mosul
7 December 2016

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...
Escape from Mosul – one family’s journey
2 December 2016

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.
One month on, Red Crescent assists families around Mosul
18 November 2016

One month on, Red Crescent assists families around Mosul

After one-month of military operations to retake Mosul, the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) is working as quickly as they can to assist families in areas around the city.
Red Crescent provides relief to families fleeing Mosul
2 November 2016

Red Crescent provides relief to families fleeing Mosul

Families who have been able to flee Mosul and surrounding towns are starting to reach camps that have been established in beyond the reach of the fighting.
Red Crescent helps children overcome fears in Iraq
27 October 2016

Red Crescent helps children overcome fears in Iraq

Across Iraq, more than 3.2 million people are displaced, and military operations in and around the city of Mosul could result in as many as a million more fleeing their homes.
Iraq: Red Crescent provides relief to 5,000 families displaced by Shirqat fighting
28 July 2016

Iraq: Red Crescent provides relief to 5,000 families displaced by Shirqat fighting

Since early July, heavy fighting in Shirqat city in the Iraqi governorate of Nineveh has led to a great wave of displacement.
Fallujah displaced reach 17,000, Red Crescent gears up to meet needs
7 June 2016

Fallujah displaced reach 17,000, Red Crescent gears up to meet needs

Intense fighting in the Iraqi city of Fallujah and surrounding towns in the past few days has significantly increased the number of people who were forced to flee their homes.
Red Crescent teams responding in Fallujah appeal for action to prevent civilian suffering
31 May 2016

Red Crescent teams responding in Fallujah appeal for action to prevent civilian suffering

Throughout the past week, heavy clashes have rocked the already unstable Iraqi city of Fallujah and its surrounding regions, putting the lives of tens of thousands of people at risk, and dramatically increasing the need for urgent humanitarian assistance.
Families fleeing fighting in Nineveh receive Red Crescent assistance in Erbil
7 April 2016

Families fleeing fighting in Nineveh receive Red Crescent assistance in Erbil

Recent fierce clashes in Iraq’s northern governorate of Nineveh have left at least 50 people dead, and led to a growing number of people fleeing the region to safer parts of the country.
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In pictures...

In pictures: Winter relief provided by Iraqi Red Crescent Society

There are 3.2 million IDPs in Iraq and some 245,000 Syrian refugees. Life is not easy for these ...

In pictures: Field kitchen set up by the Italian Red Cross in Iraq’s Dohuk region

The established field kitchen is strategically located near the largest IDP camp in Iraq’s Dohuk...

In pictures: Khanke Internally Displaced Population camp in Dohuk, Iraq

Displaced Iraqi kids gather around secretary-general of the IFRC Elhadj As Sy at the Khanke IDP...

In pictures: Thousands of families searching for safety in Iraq

   A girl waits to collect water with her mother at a relief camp in Sinjar in the north-west of...

In pictures - Iraq: Population movement

An overview of Sinjar, a town in Ninawa governorate where the Iraq Red Crescent is taking care of...


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