10,000 people benefit from UAE winter aid in Kurdistan - GulfToday

10,000 people benefit from UAE winter aid in Kurdistan


enefit from UAE winter aid in Kurdistan A boy receives a box contains winter necessities at a distribution point in Kurdistan, Iraq.

The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) intensified its humanitarian efforts and relief operations to mitigate the effects of winter on the lives of affected people in Kurdistan, Iraq, who are facing harsh and unpredictable weather conditions.

Through its representatives in northern Iraq, the ERC distributed winter aid to some 10,000 beneficiaries in camps in Erbil and surrounding provinces.

The aid included winter necessities, such as heating devices, blankets, clothes, children's supplies, and food parcels, to protect those affected by the consequences of low temperatures, extreme cold, and the spread of winter diseases, especially children.


The ERC is boosting its programmes and relief operations to meet the increasing humanitarian needs of refugees and displaced persons who are suffering during winter.

Field reports received by the organisation indicate a lack of heating in camps during cold weather and severe temperature drops at this time of the year. Therefore, the ERC is protecting those affected by winter and providing assistance to help them face their difficult circumstances, in addition to food and other essential necessities.


The ERC said that it is aware of the negative humanitarian conditions caused by shortages of heating materials and winter supplies, especially as the beneficiaries of its aid live in areas known for cold and unpredictable weather.

Its related plan aims to expand the scope of beneficiaries of its winter assistance in Kurdistan, Iraq, and the next phase will witness the implementation of more humanitarian programmes and winter assistance for brothers and sisters in Kurdistan, it added.


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