Following recent clashes between government forces and militants in Iraq, thousands of people have become displaced after fleeing their homes. Working in partnership with UNHCR, Muslim Aid Iraq was the first to respond to this humanitarian situation, coming to the aid of thousands of internally displaced Iraqis.
Working in Samarra, Salah al din province, Muslim Aid has distributed packs of essential items, including 3,000 blankets, 3,000 mattresses and hundreds of cooking implements, hygiene packs and jerrycans for water and fuel. These relief packs have been given to over 3,500 people, many of whom have found themselves living in abandoned buildings, schools, mosques, trucks and tents following the surge in violence earlier this month.
As the conflict in this region of Iraq continues, it is expected that many more will be in need of aid, with people continuing to find refuge in Samarra and its outskirts.