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Turkish Red Crescent distributes aid in northern Iraq

Iraqi civilians queue to collect food at the refugee camp in Hamam Ali town, Iraq on 19 March 2017 [Yunus Keleş/Anadolu Agency]
Iraqi civilians queue to collect food at the refugee camp in Hamam Ali town, Iraq on 19 March 2017 [Yunus Keleş/Anadolu Agency]

The Turkish Red Crescent on Sunday distributed humanitarian aid to displaced families in Iraq’s northern city of Halabja, Anadolu reports.

Utku Akbas, a Turkish Red Crescent official in Iraq told Anadolu Agency that the relief agency distributed 100 pieces of heaters, sleeping bags, and blankets, as well as 100 boxes of winter clothing to families in need living in central and surrounding villages of Halabja.

“Kizilay has provided winter aid to 65,000 people in Iraq since September 2018,” Akbas said.

He added that the agency will continue to provide humanitarian aid to those in need in the region.

The Turkish Red Crescent has assisted displaced Iraqis since the Daesh terrorist group overran much of the country in mid-2014.

READ: Iraq is not serious about allowing displaced citizens to return, says UN

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