UN hails Kuwaiti aid for dis­placed Iraqis in Mo­sul

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IRBIL: In­ter­na­tional Or­ga­ni­za­tion for Mi­gra­tion in Iraq (IOM) hailed Kuwait’s hu­man­i­tar­ian aid for dis­placed Iraqis af­fected by the on­go­ing mil­i­tary op­er­a­tions in Mo­sul. Kuwait has do­nated $4 mil­lion for the or­ga­ni­za­tion, IOM said in a state­ment yes­ter­day .

About 106,692 Iraqis have fled their homes since the launch of the op­er­a­tions on Oc­to­ber 17 this year, said IOM, adding that they were in ur­gent need of aid es­pe­cially in such cold weather. Mean­while, re­cent statis­tics re­leased by the Iraqi Min­istry of Dis­place­ment and Mi­gra­tion showed that the num­ber of dis­placed Iraqis in Mo­sul ex­ceeded 120, 000.

In the mean­time, UN High Com­mis­sioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in a state­ment wel­comed the Kuwaiti con­tri­bu­tion that al­lowed the UN body to con­tinue de­liv­er­ing aid to a wider range of Iraqis. Kuwait has do­nated $30 mil­lion for dif­fer­ent UN or­ga­ni­za­tions, aim­ing to aid peo­ple in need. Since the be­gin­ning of the op­er­a­tions, Kuwait has been de­liv­er­ing food for lib­er­ated towns, while also build­ing two hos­pi­tals for emer­gency cases in refugee camps in the area.

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