Tuesday, 19 August 2014

UN launches Iraq aid operation

Iraq aid operation launched by UN refugee agency UNHCRThe United Nations agency for refugees is launching a major aid operation to reach more than half a million people displaced by fighting in northern Iraq.
Supplies will be sent via airlift, road convoys and sea shipments through Turkey, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Iran.
A UN spokesman called it “a very, very significant aid push”.
Militants from Islamic State (IS) have captured parts of northern Iraq and are fighting Iraqi and Kurdish forces
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