IRCS: Displacement of more than 1,200 families from Heet and some of its surrounding areas, and the teams of RC provided them with emergency relief assistance

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has announced the displacement of more than 1,200 families from the city of Heet and some of its neighboring villages after the Iraqi army have provided them with safe corridors to be transferred to safer areas.
As the IRCS’s teams Iraqi sheltered families in the camps and provide them with food and relief assistance. More than 700 families have been housed in (18 kilometer camp) while in Al-Wafa’a camp the Red Crescent’s teams housed 500 family, in which all have been provided with ready food and water, as well as distributed relief items included blankets, cleaning materials and health kit.
Adding to what had mentioned, IRCS’s teams has conducted questionnaire regarding the number of trapped people inside heet, and about (2000) person could not get out of the city in spite of the safe corridors which provided by the Iraqi army to transfer the families to safer areas.
It is expected that the number of displaced families may increase in the next days.

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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