EU to announce more humanitarian aid for Iraq

Author : Mircea Birca | Wednesday, July 12, 2017
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The European Commission announced Wednesday that it is scaling up its response to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, which will enable the EU to continue supporting emergency relief in newly retaken areas and for newly displaced families.

It will also allow to continue emergency medical services, attending injured civilians from the frontlines, to the final point of rehabilitation said the EU’s executive body in a statement.

EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides commented “the end of the Mosul military campaign marks the beginning of a new phase of international support to Iraq. One that requires our rock solid commitment to preserving humanity during and after the conflict, to ensure that all civilians are protected in Telafar, West Anbar and Hawidja, as well as in their locations of displacement.”

The new funding will further help filling the gaps between assistance provided in current locations of displacement and potential areas of return, he noted but did not mention the amount to be allocated.

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