IOM Iraq and Partners Set to Scale-up Assistance

IOM Iraq and Partners Set to Scale-up Assistance
An estimated 1.2 million Iraqis have been forced to flee their homes as a result of violence that has gripped the country since the beginning of the year. In July, the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced a US$500 million donation to help the United Nations and its humanitarian partners respond to the crisis. Of that, US$49 million has been allocated to IOM Iraq to help critical programs for displaced Iraqis. In particular, these funds will enable IOM to provide relief supplies and shelter to over 480,000 Iraqis, notes Vincent Houver, Head of Emergencies at IOM Geneva. This contribution - one of the largest from a single donor for a specific crisis in UN history - means that UN organizations can provide additional assistance to hundreds of thousands of people in need. For many in Iraq, this will be the difference between life and death.
28 Jul, 2014
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IOM Iraq activities