Tag Archives | Red Cross

ICRC rushes Aid to People Fleeing Ramadi

Hundreds of thousands are living under harsh conditions in the makeshift camps of Anbar, Baghdad and other provinces after fleeing fighting in and around Ramadi. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) recently delivered badly-needed food, blankets, soap and other basic necessities to over 900 people who had just fled from Ramadi to Habbaniya […]

More Assistance for Displaced Persons

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has pledged to intensify its humanitarian activities in Iraq, and to increase assistance for more than 1.5 million Iraqis displaced as a result of continuous fighting in various parts of the country. The pledge was made during a visit to Iraq by Movement leaders that included the […]

UK to Provide Humanitarian Support

Britain will provide an initial £3 million ($5.1 million) of emergency humanitarian assistance to help civilians fleeing the ISIS advance in Northern Iraq International Development Secretary Justine Greening has activated the UK’s Rapid Response Facility (RRF), which provides emergency support via pre-approved organisations in the event of a humanitarian crisis overseas. It follows an initial […]