Hundreds of displaced families have received life-saving aid through Islamic Relief’s emergency response to the increasingly complex crisis in Iraq and the wider region.

Earlier this year, violence erupted in the northern province of Ninewa. About 500,000 people are thought to have fled their homes, swelling the ranks of people displaced by continued conflict in western Iraq and those fleeing fighting in neighbouring Syria.

“We got out of Mosul at night,” said Zainab Abdul Aziz Mohammed, who is now with her family in a camp for displaced people. “We had no car so we rode on the back of our neighbour’s truck. No-one from my family has stayed in Mosul, we all left.”

Reaching those suffering in the complex conflict

Zainab Abdul Aziz Mohammed and her family fled Mosul and are currently sheltering in Al-Khaser camp.

Zainab Abdul Aziz Mohammed and her family fled Mosul and are currently sheltering in Al-Khaser camp.

Islamic Relief, which has worked in Iraq since 1996, is delivering a wide-reaching emergency response aiming to save lives and ease suffering. Our work in Al-Khaser camp, in the north of Ninewa province, meant food, water, and other much-needed items for displaced families.

Over 100 of the most vulnerable families received food parcels, enabling them to meet their basic needs for up to 12 days – until more sustainable support could be set up. They also received blankets, pillows and mattresses. In addition, more than 500 families benefitted as we distributed in excess of 3,000 litres of drinking water.

Islamic Relief coordinates with a range of humanitarian actors and local authorities to maximise the impact of our work for those that most need our help.

People in Iraq are facing one of the most grave humanitarian crises in the world today. Islamic Relief is working on the ground and Iraq and elsewhere in the region to provide life-saving aid. Support our work: donate to our Iraq emergency appeal today.

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