Thursday, September 15, 2005

International Development: Urgent aid needed in Iraq after military operations

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has said that the immediate needs of thousands of people displaced by military operations against insurgents in the northern Iraqi city of Talafar are not being met.

Ferdous al-Abadi, spokeswoman for the IRCS said, "We need urgent support from international humanitarian organisations especially because we are the only NGO helping those families."

Items urgently required include 50,000 bottles of drinking water, 40,000 jerry cans, 20,000 kitchen sets, 150 first aid kits, 50 first aid bags, 250 portable beds, three ambulances, 50 tents and food for 10,000 families for two weeks.