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Turkish relief agency assists refugees in northern Iraq

Turkey's Red Crescent doles out humanitarian aid to residents of Mosul refugee camp

Sena Güler  | 16.01.2019
Turkish relief agency assists refugees in northern Iraq

By Mazin Majeed Asaad Baqal

MOSUL, Iraq

The Turkish Red Crescent (Kizilay) on Wednesday distributed humanitarian aid to displaced families in Iraq’s city of Mosul.

“We have provided 1,000 people in Mosul’s Hazir and Hassan Sham refugee camps with winter clothes,” Utku Akbas, a Turkish Red Crescent official in Iraq, told Anadolu Agency.

“And we have provided another 200 refugee families with heaters and sleeping bags,” he said.

Noting the harsh winter conditions faced by camp residents, Akbas said the aid agency plans to continue providing struggling refugees with assistance.

“We will continue distributing food, clothes and personal-care items to refugee camps in the cities of Mosul, Erbil and Kirkuk,” he said.

The Turkish Red Crescent has assisted displaced Iraqis since the Daesh terrorist group overran much of the country in mid-2014.

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