Iraqis in desperate need.

In the past year, hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis have been forced to flee their homes. In fear for their lives, many left with only the clothes on their backs.

An estimated 2.1 million Iraqis were displaced in 2014 alone. Newly displaced people in Iraq find their limited financial resources quickly depleted by the increasing costs of accommodation and basic foods.

Terrified and now homeless, families are exposed to weather conditions, often without anything to eat or drink. They are in desperate need of emergency aid.

UNHCR is on the ground providing protection and life-saving aid through tents, mattresses and other basic essentials. But as the situation worsens our supplies are running low.

We urgently need help in order to provide emergency aid for thousands of Iraqi men, women and children affected by the violence. Please make an emergency donation today.

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) is hosting some 900,000 displaced people, placing an enormous strain on hosting communities, authorities and infrastructure. The huge influx of people from Mosul and Sinjar between June and August 2014 caused a three-month delay in the start of the school year, as over 700 public schools in Dohuk were occupied by uprooted people. An estimated 20 per cent of the five million people in the KRI are either displaced Iraqis from elsewhere or refugees.

You can help us reach more people affected by the crisis in Iraq. Please make a donation now.

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