Mil­lions more to help peo­ple in Iraq

Stockport Express - - Your Views -

A HU­MAN­I­TAR­IAN aid char­ity in Stock­port is to be awarded over £4.3m to distribute aid in Iraq.

Hu­man Ap­peal, which has its headquarters in Chea­dle, will re­ceive the money from the United Na­tions High Com­mis­sion for Refugees (UN­HCR).

It will be used to distribute core re­lief items to 150,000 peo­ple liv­ing in the Iraqi city of Mo­sul, which has re­cently been lib­er­ated from ISIS.

The fund­ing will also al­low Hu­man Ap­peal to ex­tend its emer­gency shel­ter re­sponse project by pro­vid­ing 216,000 peo­ple in the city with emer­gency shel­ter kits and ‘seal­ing off kits’ for fam­i­lies liv­ing in par­tially-de­stroyed homes.

Hu­man Ap­peal was the first char­ity to re­spond to the west of Mo­sul with 200 mem­bers of staff help­ing the city’s res­i­dents.

This lat­est fund­ing brings the to­tal value of Hu­man Ap­peal aid pro­grammes in Iraq close to £20m.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit hu­manap­peal.org.uk.

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