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Iraq Crisis Appeal

Conflict in Iraq has forced over 3 million people from their homes. Overall, 11 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 is supporting tens of thousands of people fleeing 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

From refugees to land minds: no matter how much you know about the Iraq crisis, these facts might shock you.

Find out more about Iraq >

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

Trapped between warring armies and forced to flee their homes – this is reality for millions of people in Iraq.

Find out how we're helping >

Mosul: snapshots from a city in torment

In darkness, light shines on a man carrying another person with a leg wound on his shoulders as they flee Mosul

Wtih thousands of civilians caught in the crossfire of the battle for Mosul, the Red Cross is there to help.

What life is like in Mosul today >

Iraq's forgotten children looking for home

Three children sit on dusty ground in Khazer camp outside Mosul Iraq, with Red Crescent relief supplies around them

Hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes in Mosul due to fighting. Half are children.

More on the children of Khazer camp >

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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.