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UN approves USD 15 million to Iraq

22 de junho de 2016

The money from the emergency fund was disbursed for the aid of people that left the city of Fallujah after conflicts.

São Paulo – The United Nations approved USD 15 million to the victims of the conflict between Iraq government’s forces and militants of the Islamic State in the city of Fallujah. According to information from the United States Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the funding was made available on Tuesday (21) by UN’s undersecretary-general for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief, Stephen O’Brien, and it comes from UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

According to Ocha, the money will go to people that left the city with no personal belongins. “The families that managed to leave Fallujah escaped with nothing: they need everything”, said Ocha’s humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, Lise Grande. Besides OCHA, other organizations are working to supply water, shelter, healthcare and assistance and support to sexual violence victims. More than 85,000 people left the city since May due to the conflicts.

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani