Red Cross expects the displacement of more than a million people in Iraq Baghdad / long-Presse
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC ) confirmed on Friday, the possibility ofhaving more than one million people in Iraq to flee their homes in the coming weeks with theintensification of fighting in various areas ,including near the city of Mosul areas. As donor nations called for more financial support to meet the needs of the displaced.
The Regional Director Committee of the Red Cross ( ICRC ) for the Middle East and Near East, Robert Mardini, in a statement received (long - Presse) a copy of it, that " the situation is difficult to expect and we have to prepare for the worst, there the possibility of escalation of fighting, especially in areas around Mosul ,"expected" the displacement of more than a million people over the coming weeks and months as they walk the roads on foot in search of refuge or help. "
Mardini said that" the Red Cross request to provide him with 17 million dollars to support its budget allocated for Iraq 's current ", adding that" these funds will be used to provide food and drinking water , medical supplies and other assistance to those people affected by the conditions of the battles. "
the regional Director of the Red Cross that" there are more than ten million people in urgent need now is to help the country with the presence of more than three million people internally displaced , "noting that" if we take into consideration the expectations of the intensification of the fighting, the number of internally displaced persons will increase significantly. " He ordered Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi in (21 July 2016), civilian crisis management cell to take "immediate measures" to ensure the needs of displaced people to spend Sharqat, north of Tikrit, and other areas of the provinces of Salahuddin and Nineveh. He warned the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights, on Wednesday (20 July 2016), the exposure of thousands of displaced people from Qayyarah and Sharqat a humanitarian "catastrophe" because of the "harsh" conditions they face, as called for official bodies concerned to take the necessary measures for the relief and the protection of civilians trapped in the combat zones precautions and the distinction between combatants and civilians in accordance with international law, stressed the rights of refugees and displaced people fleeing from areas of armed conflict and give them free passage in and out of them.