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Iraq: Civilians need help as they flee fighting

18-08-2014 Feature

The cities of Dohuk and Khanik are overwhelmed with families who have fled the fighting in Sinjar and elsewhere in northern Iraq. Many of them spent days without food and water on Mount Sinjar before finally finding refuge in schools, cultural centres and buildings under construction. The ICRC and the Iraqi Red Crescent have launched a major aid distribution in the two cities, and are providing food and medical aid in 12 provinces across Iraq.



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Expanding conflict puts many more lives at serious risk operational update, 12.08.2014