MOSUL, Iraq, July 30. The New Mail. Predicted exodus of a million Iraqis, Red Cross announced it will be a massive humanitarian crisis. International Committee of the Red Cross warned Friday that the intensity of the fighting in Iraq have forced nearly a million people to flee their homes during the coming weeks and months.
The warning comes with the Iraqi forces to intensify its campaign to restore the city of Mosul from the grip of the organization of the Islamic State “Daash” which dominated since the summer of 2014. According to clarify the press issued by the Commission in Geneva, the exodus of a large number of people “would be a huge humanitarian problem for the country.”
The director of the Red Cross operations in the Near East and the Middle East Robert Mardini, “we have to prepare for the worst. Perhaps moving hundreds of thousands in the weeks and months ahead to seek shelter and assistance.” In Iraq, there already more than three million internally displaced persons, and the number of those who need help because of the security situation to 10 million people. The Commission seeks to increase funding for its program in Iraq for up to 140.8 million dollars.