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Iraq: EU increases humanitarian assistance

EU News 423/2014

Brussels, 22 October 2014

The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian assistance for the Iraq crisis by an additional €3 million as winter approaches and the number of civilians forced to abandon their homes continues to rise as a result of the fighting.

This additional funding will deliver vital assistance to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in Iraq, including those who are trapped in areas of intense fighting as well as to Iraqi refugees in neighbouring countries. The European Commission will support communities to prepare for harsh weather conditions with the distribution of blankets and thermal mats as well as emergency shelters.

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