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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01504-N
Date : 29/12/2015
Country/Region : IRAQ
Title : Iraq : highest number of people displaced in world
Duration : 00:04:31
Cameraman : EL HAGE, Ralph
Editor : MOUCHET, Louis
Person appearing :
BOROS, Attila (delegate, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
DOOLE, Claire; EL HAGE, Ralph; SALIM, Saif
Production reference : AV415N
Description : As the conflict escalates, Iraq has seen the highest numbers and fastest rate of people displaced in the world in 2015 .
According to the International Organisation for Migration, 3.2 million people have fled their homes due to intense fighting between Iraqi government forces and the Islamic State group. While around 70,000 have returned home, new displacements continue.
Many of those displaced in the provinces of Anbar, Nineveh, Salahuddin, Diyala and Kirkuk live in camps where living conditions are appalling.
Heavy flooding has made conditions even worse in the camps when floodwaters swept away tents and the families few meagre possessions.
The ICRC is one of the few humanitarian organizations which has access to these remote camps in desert terrain. It prioritizes assistance to those who have never received aid and people who have recently been displaced.
In November and December, ICRC distributed heaters, jackets and other winteritems to over 90,000 Iraqis who had fled their homes as well as to Syrian refugees living in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Since the start of 2015, the ICRC has provided food, essential relief items, clean water and health care services to more than 2 million people in Iraq.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Iraq : highest number of people displaced in world
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
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