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Reference : V-P-IQ-E-01524
Date : 19/01/2015
Country/Region : IRAQ
Caption : Najaf. Some of the people displaced from Mosul and other towns in the governorate have settled in the Babil area. In the Abu Gharaq sub–district, about 25 kilometres west of Babil, the ICRC has distributed food and essential items to 3,600 displaced people, including this boy. The rations cover the needs of a family of six for one month.
Photographer : LAYTH, Ameen
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, Photo gallery, 12.02.2015:
Since the beginning of 2014, the armed conflict in Iraq led to the displacement of more than 2 million people. Some areas in the country witnessed major population movements as people fled the fighting and sought shelter in relatively safer areas. The first respondents to the growing needs of the displaced people have been Iraqi communities in those areas, who received, hosted, and provided food, water, shelter and other forms of assistance and support. The International Committee of the Red Cross's response to the needs of the displaced people was efficient and swift. Some displaced people received aid 48 hours after their displacement. However, in some cities and towns, population shifts and influxes changed the landscape as some towns hosted a population larger than their own.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4416x3312
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour