Iraq: Two million people still displaced as winter arrives

25 November 2014

With the armed conflict in Iraq intensifying and expanding, the number of displaced Iraqis is estimated to have reached 2 million.  Winter is arriving, and it will become very cold in some areas, particularly at high altitude in Iraqi Kurdistan.

The ICRC is expanding its winter distributions this month, having already provided food and other essentials, clean drinking water and medicines to more than 1.5 million. Patrick Youssef heads the ICRC delegation in Iraq. In this interview, he explains the humanitarian situation.