Crisis in Iraq

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More than 2 million people inside Iraq have been uprooted by violent conflict. The International Rescue Committee is providing clean water, medicine, protection services and emergency financial assistance to the displaced as well as vulnerable locals. Get updates from IRC aid workers and partners

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Mon, Jun 06 2016 14:46:02

All too familiar scene: children drown as 100s risk their lives fleeing #Fallujah. Release: ·
IRC Intl Rescue Comm

Children drown as hundreds fleeing Fallujah risk lives crossing Euphrates River

Jun 6, 2016 10:25 AM EDT
At least three children and an elderly man drowned in the Euphrates River over the weekend as they attempted to flee the Iraqi city of Fallujah. Some 200 people escaping relentless violence have successfully crossed the river using inflatable rings or makeshifts rafts made up of refrigerators and tires. The…

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