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Iraq’s displaced face catastrophic conditions amid absence of humanitarian aid

August 1, 2016 at 11:13 am

Iraqis displaced from areas of fighting between the Iraqi forces and Daesh in northern Iraq face tragic situations due to the lack of humanitarian aid.

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Displacement and Migration Jassim Mohammed said: “The displaced people live under very tragic situations, especially in the al-Hajjaj area, south of the city of Baiji in Salahuddin province.”

In remarks to Anadolu news agency, Mohammed said: “The soaring temperatures and lack of humanitarian aid make conditions more difficult for the displaced.”

He noted that Salahuddin province has become home to more than 95,000 displaced people, calling on Iraqis in combat zones to leave towards the Haj Ali area in Nineveh province.

Spokesman for Salahuddin Tribal Council Marwan Najy told Anadolu news agency that a man and his wife who had been forced to flee the city of Sharqat threw themselves from the tallest building in the city of Tikrit in Salahuddin province because of their difficult living conditions.