IOM Responds to Flooding in Iraq
Erbil – Large-scale flooding beginning on the morning of Friday (23/11) has wreaked havoc across Iraq, killing several people and causing widespread damage to homes, infrastructure and agriculture, and worsening the living conditions of internally displaced persons.
In Ninewa governorate, Qayarrah Airstrip and Jeddah IDP camps were particularly affected. IOM deployed its Rapid Assessment and Response Team; employed over 600 camp residents to clear drainage channels; and distributed more than 3,000 basic non-food item kits. Read more...