Iraq: Thousands face difficult conditions after fleeing Ramadi

09 June 2015

Tens of thousands have fled Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province. They have found shelter in makeshift camps in the Buzeibiz Bridge area of Baghdad.

Food, water and health care are hard to come by. People have no choice but to live in overcrowded tents, awaiting aid from humanitarian organizations. The ICRC has provided food, cooking utensils, jerrycans, blankets, soap and other emergency supplies to thousands of people who have recently arrived from Ramadi.

What happens when there's no health care?

Many people who have fled the recent fighting in Ramadi, Iraq, are living in tents in the Buzeibiz Bridge area of Baghdad. In this video, a woman highlights the lack of proper health care. Her two daughters need regular treatment at a hospital, but she is unable to take them there.

Bathrooms and laundries

Many people who have fled the recent fighting in Ramadi, Iraq, are living in tents in the Buzeibiz Bridge area of Baghdad. In this video, a man explains how 23 people are using the same cramped space between tents as both a bathroom and a laundry.

Food to cook, and gas to cook it on

Many people who have fled the recent fighting in Ramadi, Iraq, are living in tents in the Buzeibiz Bridge area of Baghdad. In this video, a man explains how his family cooks whatever food is available, sharing a single gas bottle with five other families.

 

 

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