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    The government of Kuwait donated $4 million for essential winter supplies including fuel, warm clothing, blankets, mattresses for over 100,000 Iraqis who have been displaced in the operation to reclaim the city of Mosul from the Daesh, according to the International Organization for Migration.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The government of Kuwait donated $4 million to support humanitarian aid for over 100,000 Iraqis who have been displaced in the operation to reclaim the city of Mosul from the Daesh, the International Organization for Migration said in a press release on Tuesday.

    "The funding will pay for essential winter supplies including fuel, warm clothing, blankets, mattresses, medical supplies and equipment for ‘saje’ bread making," the release stated.

    Additionally, Kuwait will donate 2,000 tents to help house displaced people at IOM’s emergency sites in Iraq.

    More than 106,000 people have been displaced since Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi launched the Mosul operation on October 17, including around 7,300 people in the last week, the IOM noted.

    A number of reports of airstrikes and shelling resulting in civilian casualties emerged throughout the two-month battle for Mosul. In November, Human Rights Watch said an airstrike by the US-led coalition against the Islamic State had destroyed half of a clinic in south Mosul the month before, killing eight civilians along with three Islamic State fighters.

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