Iraq crisis

On 10 June, the humanitarian situation in Iraq took a dramatic turn when the security situation in the provinces of Nineveh, Salah Al-Din and Diyala deteriorated. This has resulted in a massive displacement of people in the country. Kurdistan has become the safe zone for many of the people fleeing Mosul.


The Iraqi Red Crescent Society has been at the forefront  providing assistance to people who have been forced out of their homes. Over 4,000 Red Crescent volunteers were mobilized in the country, with 200 in Kurdistan delivering essential lifesaving aid, such as food and water, to the affected population. The Red Crescent recorded 400,000 people who have fled into the Kurdistan region of the country.


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an emergency appeal for around 6.4 million Swiss francs (7.2 million US dollars) to support the Iraqi Red Crescent Society enhance their response capacity to meet the increasing needs in the country.