July 29, 2014
By Simon Chambers
PWRDF has announced an initial grant of $10,000 through the ACT Alliance to provide aid to some of the over one million people displaced following recent conflict in northern and western Iraq (including Mosul, the second largest city in the country.) These newly displaced people are joining over 200,000 Syrian refugees who are already sheltering in north eastern Iraq.
Christian, Shiite, Zoroastrian, and Kurdish people in particular are fearful for their future under the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) which has blitzed into northern and western Iraq in the last 6 weeks, pushing the Iraqi national army out of Mosul and large swaths of northern and western Iraq.
ACT Alliance members Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and Christian Aid (CA) are providing food, clean water and psychosocial support and trauma counselling in the Kurdish region, Karbala region, and Nineveh Plain area of the Mosul Governorate of Iraq. The response will provide:
- 12,500 displaced families and their host communities with access to clean water
- 5500 vulnerable families with emergency food relief
- 5000 vulnerable people with support services for psychosocial and health care
- 400 families with needed household supplies
- 400 families with health and hygiene kits
- Over 400 families with cash assistance