World Food Program announces the need for $ 45 million to fund its operations in Iraq

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World Food Program announces the need for $ 45 million to fund its operations in Iraq

BAGHDAD / Source News / .. World Food Programme announced today the urgent need for about $ 45 million to continue its emergency operation in Iraq until next June.

She explained, director of the Information Office of the program Elizabeth Byers told a news conference today that “the humanitarian situation in the cities of Samarra in Salahuddin province and al-Baghdadi in Anbar province is getting worse and now thousands of people in dire need of basic humanitarian assistance such as food, clean water and medicine.”

She Byers said, “Reports from Salahuddin province, indicating that more people were still arriving in Samarra because of the ongoing military operations and was the city of al-Baghdadi, in Anbar province and other areas under siege for weeks with the presence of thousands of Iraqis who are suffering from a lack of basics necessary.”

She noted that “WFP was able to distribute three thousand meal ready to eat enough to feed 15 thousand people for three days in the besieged city of al-Baghdadi.”

According to the Director of the Information Office of the World Food Programme that “fighting in Tikrit make people flee from there, but the program respond to the crisis sent shares of food to Samarra and Tuz in Salahuddin province, enough to feed 50 thousand for three days, in addition to other emergency supplies for purposes other humanitarian agencies “.

Byers confirmed “ready to deal with the influx of people fleeing the fighting in Tikrit,” noting that “stores in Baghdad still have enough food to feed 75 thousand people, but for only three days.”

In Baghdad, Byers pointed to a program to distribute food enough to feed three thousand people displaced families from Tikrit and al-Baghdadi, who were able to move to the Iraqi capital.

She said, “Food prices rose more in the most vulnerable to conflict sites where increased rice and wheat prices more than doubled in Salahuddin, Anbar and Kirkuk,” .anthy / e


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