Failure of Humanitarian Relief in Iraq

Series on the provincial breakdown of humanitarian needs
©Saeed Kudaimati/IRIN

BAGHDAD, 29 Jan 2007 (IRIN) – In a series of articles, IRIN documented the levels of violence and consequent needs of the population in six different areas of Iraq: Anbar province, the southern provinces, Baghdad province, Kurdistan, Kirkuk province, and Salah ad-Din province.

Anbar province plagued by violence

Outside Baghdad, Anbar province has witnessed more fighting and killing than any of Iraq’s 18 provinces since the US-led occupation of Iraq began in late 2003. While US forces flushed out a number of Sunni insurgent groups there in military operations in 2004 and 2005, the insurgents have returned and escalating violence has prevented NGOs and aid agencies from reaching people who desperately need food and medical supplies.

Read all of the six detailed reports here.

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