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Medair response to Iraq crisis

News and Press Release
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Medair has been present in the Middle East since November 2002, with the objective of preparing for the present crisis. Medair is currently active in Syria with a team of experienced expatriate personnel. They are planning to work in collaboration with the United Nations and the Syrian government to assist Iraqi refugees. This aid will be focussed on the most critical needs identified, and is expected to include distribution of cooking sets, blankets, and food supplies; management of camps and provision of medical assistance.
Medair is also active in Kurdistan in Northern Iraq, through its support for a local partner, in order to provide assistance to internally displaced persons. Medair's team is following the development of this rapidly changing situation, and will work with both local and international organisations to ensure provision of quality assistance and optimal use of resources.

Jean-Daniel André (Desk Officer)