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Syrian refugees in Iraq — Sarah Malian, Christian Aid/ACT

Situation Overview

Violence spread rapidly as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) began to take over portions of northern and western Iraq in August 2014. As many as a million people are displaced, fleeing Mosul and other cities.

Iraq was already responding to the ongoing crisis where almost 220,000 Syrian refugees had sought refuge in the same region.

Our Response

PDA is supporting our partner The National Evangelical Church of Iraq in providing food, water, clothing, fuel, hygiene items, and bedding to those most in need and in helping those who are displaced to find housing and employment.

PDA will also respond in cooperation with and as a member of ACT Alliance, which has already been working in informal camps to provide hygiene and sanitation kits, food packages and emergency shelters.

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