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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01326-N
Date : 11/05/2015
Country/Region : IRAQ
Title : Iraq : sharp increase in humanitarian needs, more funds needed
Duration : 00:03:24
Person appearing :
KAOUKJI, Tarek (-)
STILLHART, Dominik (director of operations, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
REVOL, Didier; EL HAGE, Ralph
Cameraman : VON PLANTA, Claudio
Editor : MOUCHET, Louis
Production reference : AV301N
Description : Since June 2014, there has been continuous fighting in many parts of Iraq including in Ninewa province, in the north of the country. The effects on the population have been devastating. Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes, many of which have been destroyed or looted. Vital infrastructure and services, including health facilities, have been severely damaged. Access to food and water has become extremely difficult.
Benefiting from a respite in the fighting, some people have begun to return to their homes in the town of Rabiah in Ninewa province. This is the case with Salfig Marah and his wife Fatima who have just returned to the town which is located on the border with Syria. Almost all of its 24,000 inhabitants fled the town when intense fighting broke out in August 2014.
In order to sustain the emergency response and to further expand its activities in Ninewa province and other parts of the country, the ICRC is calling upon its donors to provide an additional 38.5 million dollars, which will bring the total funding it requires for 2015 to 122 million, making Iraq its second largest operations in the world, right after Syria.
Original language : International soundtrack
Colour/B&W : colour
SD/HD : HD
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : ProRes 422
Best material/format available : ProRes 422

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