“The people of Qayyarah had been living under siege for two years and are suffering extreme hunger with scarce access to food supplies. Reaching them with life-saving food assistance is a very positive step forward, Thanks to a generous contribution from the Government of Germany; WFP is able to provide more food assistance to families who are being displaced from the greater Mosul area,” said Sally Haydock, WFP Iraq Country Director as quoted on the organization's website.
The Daesh terrorist group controls large areas of Iraq, in which it claims to have established an Islamic caliphate. The group is notorious for its brutality and human rights violations, including summary executions of captured opponents and journalists. The group is outlawed in Russia, the United States and many other countries.
According to the UN, nearly 10 million people in Iraq now require some sort of humanitarian assistance.