Registration was successful!
Please follow the link from the email sent to

UK, EU Pledge $95Mln in Humanitarian Crisis Aid for Iraq’s Mosul

© AFP 2021 / MARWAN IBRAHIMA general view of a district in the city of Mosul. (File)
A general view of a district in the city of Mosul. (File) - Sputnik International
Subscribe
UN Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien said that the United Kingdom and European Union pledged $95 million for pending humanitarian crisis in the Iraqi city of Mosul as US-led coalition forces prepare to oust Daesh.

A general view of a district in the city of Mosul. (File) - Sputnik International
Canada Increasing Iraq Assistance Ahead of Mosul
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United Kingdom and European Union pledged $95 million for pending humanitarian crisis in the Iraqi city of Mosul as US-led coalition forces prepare to retake it from the Islamic State, UN Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien said at a press conference on Wednesday.

"I do thank Commissioner Christos Stylianides and the European Union for their 30 million euros that they have announced as additional money in support of Iraqis’ humanitarian needs, and also the United Kingdom… [which] announced 40 million pounds extra for the same," O’Brien stated. "Depending on the exchange rate, that comes to about $95 million extra that was generated this afternoon."

UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq Lisa Grande explained that the funds will give the United Nations and humanitarian agencies the resources they need to prepare.

On Tuesday, Grande warned that only half of the $284 million pledged in July for the effort was funded. She noted that 10 million Iraqis already require humanitarian assistance and that number could swell to 12-13 million when the Mosul offensive begins.

Daesh, a designated terrorist organization that is outlawed in Russia, captured Mosul in 2014. According to officials in Washington and Baghdad, preparations are underway for Iraqi forces to recapture the city with support from the US-led coalition.

Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала