More than four thousand Iraqi families, mostly waiting for asylum to other countries, while the Lebanese Red Cross distributes relief and food assistance to them in Lebanon

According to the semi-official statistics of Lebanon, more than 4,000 Iraqis mostly asylum seekers, since the escalation of violence in Mosul since June 2014, the number of asylum seekers greatly increases as hundreds of Christian families lived in Mosul forced to immigrate to Lebanon in order to obtain asylum to other countries, this families living in Lebanon under difficult humane conditions due to the high cost of living and its requirements, the matter which led hundreds of children being deprived and leave their schools and loss the education because of the inability of these families to cover the financial requirements of the study.
(Rubber’s mother), Iraqi citizen from the city of Tall Afar in Mosul, she forced to resort to Lebanon after the fall of the Mosul while she with her family get security threats, and is now living in Beirut in difficult economic conditions with her four children who lost their education this year, she said that “I now live in Beirut after I left my country and I live in an apartment with a rent for 600$ a month in addition to the requirements of our daily lives and adding to the lack of employment opportunities, also because the study here is not free, thus my four children were deprived from education waiting for asylum to another country which may provide us with a better life”. While (Rani Rafael) a citizen from Mosul also said “I have three children and live in difficult humanitarian conditions, I am waiting for getting a chance to resort months ago, I cannot find work to cover the needs of my daily life”. But Abdullah’s mother, citizen from Baghdad said “the asylum process takes a long time while our needs are increasing and difficult day after other, the health services in Lebanon are very expensive and that’s what makes our humanitarian situation very difficult”.
Meanwhile the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) helps these families through its partners with the International Movement, recently, the Lebanese Red Cross distributes relief assistance to more than (2000) refugees in coordination with the IRCS office in Beirut, Mr. Mohammed Haraka -Disaster Management in the Lebanese Red Cross “The Lebanese Red Cross provides relief assistance (2,000 blankets) for Iraqi refugees in Beirut, the fact that the Lebanese Red Cross and Iraqi Red Crescent Societies are like a partners in humanitarian work as well as provides other food assistance for another number of Iraqi refugees in Lebanese territory).
While Dr. Muaiad Zuwein (Director of Joint Operations Office in Syria and Lebanon) “The IRCS continues to provide medical aid and preliminary processors for Iraqi refugees in Lebanon, adding to that IRCS seeks to secure the rest of their relief needs directly in the International Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and led by Lebanese Red Cross who responded to provide relief assistance to a number of Iraqi refugee families in Lebanon.

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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