International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation began to distribute daily hot meal to 5000 Iraqi IDP’s in Zakho. IBC launched humanitarian assistance with the support of German Help charity in Zakho; 2800 families continue to get monthly food parcels too..
In the center of Zakho, in Dalal camp, IBC is distributing hot meal to 5000 IDP’s with German Help Charity, 2 times a day, for 2 -month-long period. In the framework of the program soup for breakfast in the morning, in lunch, soup, rice, three kinds of meals, including chicken or chickpeas are distributed.
IBC, implementing its program in Dalal camp allocated by Zakho Disaster Coordination Center,by carrying food distribution consisting of rice, soup, chicken and chickpeas in the modern kitchen built in Zakho temporary warehouse and project coordination center with 10 staffs every day. The meals prepared every morning at 6:00 for breakfast and at 12.00 for lunch are transferred from boilers to steel containers and transported to distribution centers. IBC teams are carrying food distribution to IDPs submitting their distribution cards and plastic cups given to camp residents , in distribution centers built in 2 spots of the camp at breakfast and lunch, according to nomenclature list detected earlier with the camp management.
IBC is performing projects of dry food packages for 2800 IDP families until the end of the year and of 2 month-long hot meal distribution to 5,000 people in cooperation with the German aid organization Help.
In the beginning of June IBC, obtaining Humanitarian aid work permits from Northern Iraq Kurdish Administration, started its activities in Arbil and Duhok. Refugee crisis worsened with the capture of Mosul by ISIS turned into a major humanitarian crisis upon the escape of hundreds of thousands Iraqi IDPs of Turkoman, Yezidi and Arab origins to the cities under the control of Northern Iraq Kurdish Regional Government after the capture of Sinjar by ISIS in last August. While there are more than 700 thousand IDPs in Duhok city next to Mosul, the second biggest city of Kurdish Regional Government after Arbil, in Zakho town of Duhok in Turkish border there are 170 thousand registered IDPs. The refugee crisis doubling the population of the city has also extended the humanitarian crisis’ dimensions along with the lack of infrastructure and resources. All of empty buildings, shops, green fields and parks, as well as some schools and administrative public buildings are teemed of refugees with Yezidi majority.