10,000 benefit from ERC winter aid in Kurdistan


The UAE has intensified its humanitarian operations in Kurdistan, to help those suffering in harsh winter conditions.

The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) delivered aid, including heating devices, blankets, clothes, children's supplies and food parcels to some 10,000 beneficiaries in camps in Erbil and surrounding provinces.

It said it is boosting its programmes and relief operations to meet the increasing humanitarian needs of refugees and displaced persons who are suffering during winter, after field reports indicated a lack of heating in camps and severe cold at this time of the year. 

The ERC said it is aware of the negative humanitarian conditions caused by shortages of heating materials and winter supplies, especially as the beneficiaries of its aid live in areas known for cold and unpredictable weather.

Its plan aims to expand the scope of beneficiaries of its winter assistance in Kurdistan, Iraq, and the next phase will witness the implementation of more humanitarian programmes and winter assistance in Kurdistan.

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