U.S. Dis­trib­utes Ed­u­ca­tional Sup­plies and Toys for In­ter­nally Dis­placed Chil­dren

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

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.

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