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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01600-N
Date : 08/06/2016
Country/Region : IRAQ
Title : Iraq : help for those fleeing Fallujah
Duration : 00:02:45
Director : DOOLE, Claire
Cameraman : unknown
Editor : MOUCHET, Louis
Person appearing :
BAKLOUTI, Malek (delegate, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
DOOLE, Claire
Production reference : AV487N
Description : As the battle for Fallujah intensifies, thousands of people have fled the central Iraqi city in the past two weeks. The city, the largest in Anbar Province, has been under siege since early 2014.
According to the United Nations at least 50,000 people are still trapped in the heart of the city.
Those who can flee, escape from the outskirts and nearby villages and endure harrowing journeys. They arrive at aid camps in Amiriyat Al Fallujah, 30 kilometres south of the city, tired, hungry, thirsty and scared.
The ICRC has been distributing relief aid for the new arrivals. Over two days in June they gave out a month’s supply of food, hygiene kits and household items to 4,200 people.
Since the start of the year the ICRC has given relief aid to 180,000 people across Anbar Province.
In the camps in Amiriyat Al Fallujah, home to those displaced from Fallujah and the nearby city of Ramadi, the needs are immense.
Many people have died trying to escape Fallujah.
The ICRC is calling for access to the city, which has been under siege for two years.
The humanitarian organisation says all sides must do their utmost to protect and spare the civilians of Fallujah. Fallujah, it warns, must not become another Ramadi, which will take years to rebuild after it was severely damaged after intense fighting earlier this year.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Iraq : help for those fleeing Fallujah
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : ProRes 422
Best material/format available : ProRes 422