The European Commission is scaling up its response to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq with an additional €30 million.
The money will enable the EU to continue its support for emergency relief in newly retaken areas, including for families who have recently lost their homes. It will also go towards emergency medical services providers attending to injured civilians on the frontlines.
Speaking in Washington today during a High-Level Meeting on the Internally Displaced Persons Crisis in Mosul (Iraq), Commissioner Stylianides said:
"The end of the Mosul military campaign marks the beginning of a new phase of international support to Iraq - one that requires our rock solid commitment to preserving humanity. Together we will ensure that all civilians are protected in Telafar, West Anbar and Hawidja, as well as in their locations of displacement."
This brings the total EU humanitarian assistance given to Iraq since 2015 to €340 million.
(Source: European Commission)