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Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan – As winter approaches, the Emirate’s Red Crescent (ERC) delivers a shipment of humanitarian aid to the displaced Iraqis sheltered by the Kurdistan Region.
Hundreds of families received basic supplies and winter aid from the ERC teams in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Kurdistan has sheltered tens of thousands of Iraqis who escaped their war-torn areas following the control of the Islamic State’s (IS/ISIS) extremists.
Humaid Rashid Al Shamsi, ERC’s Deputy Secretary-General for international aid, was quoted by Gulf News as saying: “The distribution of winter clothing among displaced Iraqis in Kurdistan is part of the delivery of urgent aid, provided by the authority as implementation of higher directives from ERC, and in co-operation with the UAE General Consulate in Arbil (Capital of Iraqi Kurdistan), aimed at providing aid to displaced Iraqis in three camps in Arbil.”
According to Al Shamsi, the ERC’s rapid response in areas of various catastrophes and disputes, despite security risks and logistical obstacles, “reflects ERC’s resolve to provide assistance to affected populations, wherever they are and regardless of other considerations”.
Reporting by: Ayaz Ciziri