In pictures - Thousands of Iraqis fleeing to safety

Displaced Iraqis have poured to cross the Iraqi-Syrian border at the Fishkhabur crossing, in northern Iraq. Thousands had traveled while fleeing to safety. Stacy Ragan / American Red Cross / IFRC 


On Fishkharbor Bridge at the Syrian-Iraqi border, an Iraqi man whose100 members of his family had been displaced, waited for two days at the bridge to see if they would make it across.   Stacy Ragan / American Red Cross / IFRC

 

The number of the displaced families (IDPs) who have moved to Kurdistan Region is 135,532. Stacy Ragan / American Red Cross / IFRC

 

  A week after the initial surge, there were still people coming across the bridge in cars and open bed trucks. Most had sought refuge in Syria and were making their way to Dahuk and other cities in Northern Iraq.  Stacy Ragan / American Red Cross / IFRC



In Dahuk governorate, newly arrived IDPs are being cared for by local Kurds. They were picked up at the bridge by two local families, brought to Dahuk, given food, showers and clean clothes and shelter in empty properties on their land. IFRC FACT team visited with Talaat Akrawy the IRCS branch head in Dohuk to discuss relief items that needed to be provided.  Stacy Ragan / American Red Cross / IFRC

 

In Dahuk governorate, newly arrived IDPs are being cared for by local Kurds. Stacy Ragan / American Red Cross / IFRC

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