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Iraq Crisis Appeal

Conflict in Iraq has forced around 3.4 million people from their homes. Overall, 10 million people now need support including food, clean water, healthcare and shelter.

Hospitals, schools and water facilities have all been damaged. Power cuts and medicine shortages are making daily life even harder.

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is bringing vital help to affected areas. You can support this work by donating to the British Red Cross Iraq Crisis Appeal.

  • Watch below: the Red Cross will support thousands of people expected to flee fighting in Mosul

Seven things you didn't know about Iraq

A two-year-old girl in Iraq sits on the floor next to a Red Cross food parcel

No matter how much you know about the Iraq crisis, these facts might shock you.

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In pictures: hot meals for the hungry in Iraq

A Red Crescent volunteer in Iraq holds boxes of relief supplies as children reach for them

Thousands of families have had to flee their homes in besieged cities. The Red Cross is there to support them.

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Eid in Iraq: celebrating far from home

In Iraq, a mothers holds a young child as people walk behind them in a desert landscape

Eid al-Fitr is an important holiday around the world. But instead of celebrating, thousands of Iraqis are far from home.

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News from Iraq

The Red Cross is supporting the only hospital near Mosul that can treat the wounded and sick fleeing fighting in the area.

As the battle for Mosul in Iraq intensifies, the Red Cross is providing essential aid to around 10,000 people who have fled to nearby camps.