The Iraqi Red Crescent: increasing the number of displaced people from Anbar Governorate to more than 100 thousand and the IRCS teams intensifies its efforts to relief them

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) announced increasing the number of displaced people from Anbar governorate to reach more than 100 thousand people during the past three days. The Assistant Secretary General for IRCS Mohammed Alkhozai said that “the number of displaced people reached more than 100 thousand displaced people, mostly from the city of Ramadi and its neighboring villages”. He added that “majority of the families get to the capital Baghdad and some of other governorates through Bzabz bridge under difficult humanitarian conditions, a large number of these families have been harboring in schools, mosques and other public places, while the teams of IRCS distributed relief assistance in the areas where the displaced are found.
Alkhzei also added that “IRCS teams distributed relief assistance to more than 40 thousand displaced people during the past two days, despite task difficulty of IRCS team due to the security situation and the large number of displaced”.
Noting that “IRCS is currently collaborating with some governmental agencies to install camp at Abu Ghraib city so as to house the displaced.

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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