In the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) are searching for a safe place to be sheltered from the fighting that’s enveloped the area. In order to address the health needs of this growing population, we operate two health clinics in the Arbat IDP camp, one in the Qoratu camp, and one mobile clinic in the Salah-Aga area.
Between 1st January 2014 and 30th April 2015 in Iraq, 14,947 civilians lost their lives and 29,189 were wounded.
In the same period, more than 2.8 million people were forced to leave their homes. Of these, 1.3 million were children (United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq report).
This is what the refugees we’re treating in northern Iraq are fleeing from. And this is the same violence fled by those we help when they land in Augusta, Sicily.
To help provide immediate healthcare free of charge to refugees in Iraq escaping the war