In the camps for displaced persons near Khanaqin, in Iraqi Kurdistan, even the most simple things are lacking; water, electricity, food, medical care, even just a bed to sleep in. Tijana, EMERGENCY Field Coordinator, leads our team in offering free healthcare to the people who have taken refuge to escape the fighting after the ISIS advance.
“The number of displaced people is growing day by day, and the conditions they’re living in are far from any normal standard of decency, even taking into consideration the emergency situation. We’ve seen newborn babies laid down to sleep on the ground, less than a meter away from piles of rubbish, and protected with just a blanket. And the heat is awful: even in Sudan the temperature wasn’t this bad.”