Oxfam gears up its aid effort to help people affected by fighting in Iraq

August 12, 2014

Oxfam's Iraq Country Representative Wael Ibrahim said : "The situation is deteriorating day by day and our priority is to get to as many people as quickly as possible, families have been completely traumatised by the situation and are constantly on the move looking for safety. Our priority is to be ready to assist them with crucial aid and try to be ahead of the situation by ensuring we are in the right place ready to deliver safe water and sanitation."

Oxfam is on the ground and planning to work with partners to reach around 50,000 people over the next 3 months with safe water and sanitation.

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Notes to Editors

Thousands of families, many of them women, children and the elderly, are now trapped on Jebel Sinjar (Sinjar Mountain) in above 40C degree temperatures. The UN with the Government and other members of the international community are better resourced to reach them and respond to their needs.

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