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PRESS RELEASE OF THE IRAQ CRISIS DESK, 23 JUNE 2014

PRESS RELEASE OF THE IRAQ CRISIS DESK, 23 JUNE 2014

Our Press Release made on 22 June 2014 (yesterday) is still valid.

On the other hand, 1,150 food packages, enough for 6,000 people, prepared by the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency under the Prime Ministry (AFAD) in order to meet the urgent needs of our Turkmen brothers and sisters who were forced to take refuge in Kirkuk because of the clashes in the Village of Basheer, south of Kirkuk, arrived in Kirkuk and the distribution of the packages has started on June 21. Personnel from AFAD and the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) assigned to ensure the coordination also arrived in Erbil on 22 June. The Turkish Red Crescent sent 17 multipurpose tents, 10,848 bottles of 1.5 liters of water and 96,924 biscuits to the Sinjar district on 20 June together with 8 personnel.

Within the framework of the humanitarian aid effort initiated by AFAD in order to meet the needs of the internally displaced people due to the internal disorder in Iraq, food packages for 40,750 people, 10,000 blankets, 1,920 beds, 2,000 kitchen sets, tents for 12,500 people and 217,982 boxes of medicine have arrived in the region until now.

AFAD, TIKA and Turkish Red Crescent teams assigned in the region have been compiling the humanitarian aid requests and ensuring that the aids are distributed to those in need in accordance with these requests.

Necessary efforts to ensure the return of all of the Turkish citizens kept in Iraq, safe and sound and as soon as possible, are being conducted in a sensitive manner. The Turkish Embassy in Baghdad is continuing to conduct the efforts for ensuring the safe return to Turkey of our citizens in Iraq. In this framework, our relevant units have been rapidly answering the demands of information and support submitted to the Crisis Center based on the currently available information and in spite of the extraordinary circumstances ongoing in Iraq.


PRESS RELEASES OF THE IRAQ CRISIS DESK