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Delegation of the International Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent pledges more aid to those affected by the crisis in Iraq for the displaced

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Geneva / Baghdad – in its quest to enhance cooperation and coordination to ease the burden caused by the tense humanitarian situation in Iraq since the start of the current  armed conflict, the  delegation of ICRC pledged, which included the Secretary General of IFRC  Mr. Elhadj As Sy, and Director General of ICRC , Mr. Yves Daccord, and it’s the biggest movement of humanity on Earth, the intensification of the activities of the humanitarian movement and provide more assistance to more than a million and a half million Iraqis people , which  have been displaced from their homes due to the continued fighting in different  parts of the country.The president of Iraqi Red Crescent Society Dr Yasin Ahmed Abbas,  accompanied the delegation  on his visit to some of the displaced populations in Baghdad and Dohuk that “IRCS   has provided and continues to aid for thousands hundreds of displaced people in places of displacement in the 17 Iraqi governorate . The current conflict armed has led to create humanitarian situation in the majority of the governorates more than  the capacity of any humanitarian organization to response  the resulting needs from it. And he  added: “this visit comes within the framework of supporting the international movement of the efforts of the Iraqi Red Society

Crescent in relief and assist the displaced to response their humanitarian needs.” the situation of displaced people may turn to an unprecedented humanitarian disaster in the various governorates of Iraq due to the numbers of displaced people and their needs and survival outside their homes for a long time. “Since the beginning of the crisis are the three of the components of the International Movement:IRCS, ICRC, and IFRC, and a number of National Societies of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world a great job in order to provide the displaced people needs of food, potable water,  other relief supplies and medical aid to more than a million people since last January, when fighting broke out in al-Anbar province and then spread to Mosul and other places.

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Elhadj As Sy, Secretary-General of the IFRC  said,  that “the IFRC  offers everything you can to support, in coordination with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world, to the IRCS  to enable it to enhance its assistance to the displaced., And we commend the extraordinary effort of the IRCS Volunteers , who work within the very difficult conditions to serve their community , and we ask the international community to increase its humanitarian assistance to the movement through  strengthening its response to emergency appeals, which will help the movement to response  the  most vulnerable people needs to pass this crisis. “ICRC  has announced in providing  of relief aid, and  drinkable  water, medicines, and medical supplies, and other materials for large numbers of displaced people in different parts of Iraq. For his side, Mr. Yves Daccord, Director-General of ICRC, who took part in the visit said  “the ICRC is ready to provide more humanitarian assistance to the victims of the armed conflict in Iraq, but at the same time calls upon the parties to the conflict to facilitate the task and work crews of the ICRC and allow them access to all the locations  of these victims to assist  them to survive and keep their dignity in such a difficult time. “ICRC  has announced in providing  of relief aid, and drinkable water, medicines, and medical supplies, and other materials for large numbers of displaced people in different parts of Iraq.High-level delegation of ICRC, and  IFRC has visited the headquarters of IRCS and met the president of IRCS Dr. Yasin Ahmed Abbas, ,  to coordinate the efforts of the movement for more responsive to the needs of armed conflict victims that currently exists in Iraq and expression about his solidarity with the IRCS and the Iraqi people during this ordeal. The delegation participated in the distribution of food and other aid to the displaced in Al- Ameria and Al-  Sedea in Baghdad, where there are large numbers of victims.And the reports mentioned of serious violations of international humanitarian law, as well as the conditions of the growing numbers of people who are detained and arrested by the parties to the conflict, concern, ICRC  reminds the parties involved in combat operations all that international humanitarian law requires it to the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty shall be treated humanely, and to avoid  civilians and civilian property consequences of combat operations, and to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid.And should provide appropriate medical care for the wounded and the sick, and enable them to obtain medical services and access to health care facilities in a fast and safe way. And medical facilities must be respected and protected, and should make every possible effort to ensure that medical personnel to carry out their work unhindered.

About Iraqi Red Crescent Society

An independent national humanitarian society that works to reduce the suffering and pain of people without discrimination during the peace and war , natural disasters and non-natural disasters , it is also considered one of the most activist societies in the international movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent. The work of the society depends on the principle of voluntary work which considered the base in IRCS work , that the voluntary service is embodied the fundamental principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent international movement which considered volunteers the basic block in the society work , that the voluntary relief doesn’t work for any interest or seek for any profit .

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