U.S. Distributes Educational Supplies and Toys for Internally Displaced Children
The U.S. Consulate General in Erbil, in coordination with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), on September 30 distributed toys, stationery, and musical in- struments for use in child friendly spaces at two Internally Displacement camps in Erbil.
These goods will help to address the educational and recreational needs of hundreds of internally displaced children residing in Ankawa Youth Sports Center and Baharka camp.
More than 1.7 million children, women, and men have been displaced across Iraq since January 2014, according to the International Organization for Migration. The United States is gravely concerned for their health and safety.
In Fiscal Year 2014, the United States has pro- vided over $186 million in humanitarian aid to help vulnerable Iraqis in Iraq and the region. We remain committed to the people of Iraq and to supporting the efforts of the Government of Iraq, the Kurdistan Regional Government, UN organizations, non-governmental organizations and all others seeking to meet critical humanitarian needs.