UN Humanitarian Operations In Iraq Threatened by Lack of Funding

The United Nations said it would be forced to slash almost half its aid operations in Iraq without an immediate injection of new funds.
Lise Grande, the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, said the number of people in need of assistance continues to increase as the resources to help them dry up.
A renewed Islamic State offensive in western Iraq has displaced thousands of people over the past month; three million people have been displaced within Iraq since the beginning of last year.
Emergency kits provided to people fleeing violence are running low, food rations have already been reduced, and 77 health clinics are at risk of being closed by the end of June.
Grande added, the number of Iraqis in need of humanitarian assistance could reach 10 million by the end of the year, from around 8 million people at present.



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