"The flights, carrying family tents from UNHCR’s emergency warehouse in Dubai, are arriving at Erbil International Airport for five consecutive days this week. The first flight, with 1,515 tents, arrived on Tuesday night. Altogether, 7,200 tents will be unloaded," the press release said.
According to UNHCR’s Representative in Iraq Bruno Geddo, the agency’s goal is to secure 50,000 tents and 50,000 emergency shelter kits for Iraqi families.
A military operation to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State jihadists was launched on October 17 by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi. According to local media, about 30,000 Iraqi soldiers and 4,000 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are taking part in the operation, with the help of airstrikes by the US-led international coalition.