UK Sends Emergency Aid To People In Mosul
Britain is sending lifesaving aid to help the people of Mosul rebuild their homes, their city and their lives, International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced today.
This follows the declaration of Mosul's liberation after three years of brutal fighting and oppression by Daesh?, including executions, abductions and forced marriages. UK aid will provide vital survival items including clean drinking water, food, tents, cooking equipment, soap, and vaccinations against deadly diseases.
The UK will also provide extra funding to a UN led stabilisation programme that has already helped 200,000 Iraqis return to Mosul. This will help displaced people reintegrate into their communities when they return home by contributing to the renovation of essential infrastructure such as water facilities, power networks, clinics and schools.
International Development Secretary Priti Patel said:
"Mosul's liberation is a great victory for the people of Iraq who have shown extraordinary bravery, and a great stride forward for global security. However, the horrific actions of Daesh mean the humanitarian situation in Mosul remains very serious.
"The UK has been at the forefront of the humanitarian response, and we will continue to stand by the people of Iraq as the painstaking work begins to rebuild homes and infrastructure in Mosul, as well as a lasting peace for the city.
"This latest support from Britain will mean the difference between life and death for people who have suffered under Daesh, it will allow people to rebuild their lives in their home city, and it will support the Government of Iraq's efforts to build a stable, secure and prosperous Iraq."
To date UK support has delivered:
shelter kits and household items to 74,000 people
healthcare to more than 115,000 people, including a trauma hospital to treat victims of Daesh
safe drinking water for more than 150,000 people
sanitation for over 100,000 people in camps
UK Sends Emergency Aid To People In Mosul, 12th July 2017, 15:31 PM