Iraqi refugee crisis: AmeriCares responds
AmeriCares is working with Turkish government officials including representatives from the Ministry of Health as well as the Red Crescent Society and Blue Crescent Society in anticipation of a large refugee population moving north. Disaster relief supplies such as blankets, water containers, and clothing as well as medicines and nutritionals are in route to staging areas in Turkey. These supplies will aid refugees who settle along the Turkish border. An AmeriCares staff member leaves Friday to coordinate our relief efforts in Turkey.
Preparations are also underway to prepare for a possible mass refugee exodus into other bordering countries. Contributions of medicines and other relief aid are arriving in our warehouses in Connecticut and Europe for transport to the region. Relief supplies are being readied for a possible air shipment to our partner in Jordan, the American Near East Refugee Aid organization.