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Iraqi refugee girl with her family at Newroz camp where they are being helped by the International Rescue Committee | by DFID - UK Department for International Development
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Iraqi refugee girl with her family at Newroz camp where they are being helped by the International Rescue Committee

Some of the 12,000 Iraqi Yazidi refugees that have arrived at Newroz camp in Al-Hassakah province, north eastern Syria after fleeing Islamic State militants. The refugees had walked up to 60km in searing temperatures through the Sinjar mountains and many had suffered severe dehydration. The International Rescue Committee is providing medical care at the camp as well as distributing blankets, soap, underwear and solar powered lights and mobile phone chargers.

 

Read more on this story: www.gov.uk/government/news/british-aid-for-yazidi-refugee...

 

Latest updates on the UK government’s response to the Iraq crisis: www.gov.uk/government/news/iraq-uk-government-response

 

Picture: Rachel Unkovic/International Rescue Committee

 

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Uploaded on August 15, 2014