Tag Archives | Iraqi Red Crescent Society

National Immunization Campaigns Launched in Iraq

A national immunization days campaign has today commenced in Iraq and targets over 6 million children aged 0 to 5 years of age. Supported by the Ministry of Health, WHO and UNICEF, the door-to-door campaign is being conducted for 5 days and will include the newly liberated areas in Mosul where thousands of children have […]

Red Crescent provides Relief to Displaced Families

By Mohammed Khuzai, Iraqi Red Crescent Society. Since early July, heavy fighting in Shirqat city in the Iraqi governorate of Nineveh has led to a great wave of displacement. More than 5,000 families were forced to leave their homes and seek refuge in Tikrit, the administrative centre of Salah Eddine province. Many displaced families stayed […]

Kuwait Donates $200m for Refugees

Minister Falah Mustafa, Head of the KRG Foreign Relations received on Sunday the Kuwaiti Consul General and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society. The Consul General of Kuwait Dr Omar Ahmed al-Kandari stated that on the 11th of June 2015, the Emir and the Government of Kuwait agreed […]

Red Cross President Visits Iraq

Peter Maurer (pictured), the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), arrived in Iraq on Monday on his first official visit. Over the next four days in Baghdad, Najaf and Erbil he will meet senior Iraqi officials, religious leaders and the leadership of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society and other humanitarian organizations […]