(IRCS) Bulletin issue..((1)) 19th October 2016 Wednesday
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The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) is an Independent, volunteer-based National Society that works to alleviate suffering for all. We are also an auxiliary body to public authorities/government when responding to humanitarian needs. However, we maintain our independence from authorities and function as an autonomous, apolitical, non-partisan organization. our interventions alleviate the suffering for all, in accordance with the movement’s fundamental principles since 1932 Programs Relief, First Aid and health services , WATSAN , Dissemination and IHL, Youth,RFL and ERWA Our Fundamental principles humanity, independence, impartiality, neutrality voluntary services, unity and Universality .The IRCS main structure distributed on the 18 governorates includingthe capital Baghdad , 93 offices, with human power of 7530 volunteers 2195 staff beside our offices in Amman .Beirut and Tehran
The second big governorate in Iraq with estimated 5.5 million population from different ethnic and sectarian origin living in harmony till 10th June 2014 when ISIS militants took control of the city center and surroundings,almost half of the population left in large waves of internally displaced people or refugees toward safe zone inside Iraq and neighboring countries respectively ;yet almost 1.5 million still inside city center suffering severe agony and deprivation with high unemployment rate and bad economy as part of ISIS policies beside terrorism After long preparations the Iraqi governments started the liberation operation joined by international coalition to salvage the great ancient city from ISIS oppression on early hours of 17th October 2016
The IRCS Response
Since march 2016 the Iraqi Red Crescent admitted its operational action plan to the Iraqi government with details about the preparedness and response to the emerging humanitarian crisis from liberation operations and initiated task force team with its partners from the Red Cross ,Red Crescent components started endorsing its ware houses with relief ,non relief item along with health first aid kits as well as preparing the response teams to face the humanitarian challenges raised with the new waves of displaced people from Mousl and its surrounding areas offering evacuation ,sheltering ,potable water , hot meals and medical services and whatever kind of services required in dynamic operational plan covering first 30 days.
The IRCS will collaborate and cooperate with all the local authorities and communities to optimize the relief operations beside its auxiliary rule to the Iraqi central government and Kurdistan regional government Since the liberation operations started in Anbar ,salahaddin and Mosul this year the Iraqi Red Crescent Society succeeded in supporting internally displaced and returnee people with food ,water ,medical and health services , first aid ,psychosocial programs and other for 432181 families almost 2 million people.
The 1st response in Mousl Liberation Operation
18th October 2016
Since the launch of Mousl operation prepared teams are ready to serve the displaced people in two quarters (Salahaddin and to Al- Qayara) ,The Erbil branch team were first responders to the first group of internally displaced people from the Abbas village to al -Qayara area by providing them with potable water , food baskets and first aid health services …
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