How Lutherans are providing support in Iraq

Distribution of winter clothing to refugees in Khanki camp, Dohuk. Photo: Sandra Cox (courtesy of Lutheran World Federation)

Distribution of winter clothing to refugees in Khanki camp, Dohuk. Photo: Sandra Cox (courtesy of Lutheran World Federation)

The situation is desperate for close to two million Iraqis displaced from their homes. They had no choice but to flee unimaginable violence inflicted by Islamic State militants. Many left at a moment’s notice and are now struggling to meet their basic needs in Kurdistan, in northern Iraq.

We are aiming to make life more comfortable with essential items for some of the most vulnerable people, especially now, in the midst of winter. People are living in tents and unfinished buildings. Heaters, blankets and jerry cans for kerosene will keep people warmer. Mattresses, hygiene kits and upgrades to plumbing will support better health. This support was made possible by a $1.2 million grant from the Canadian government.

We are doing this work with our partner the Lutheran World Federation. Their aim is always to get help to those who need it the most. As the crisis in Iraq escalated, they made a move to increase their support.

Click here to learn more about how that was done, the challenges of working in this emergency and the support they are providing to people in need.

This article is shared here courtesy of the Lutheran World Federation.

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