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Emergency Needs Grow in Iraq as Winter Bites

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are appealing for $19 million to provide emergency winter assistance to nearly one-half million displaced people who have fled from militant Islamist attacks to Irbil and Dohuk in Iraq’s Kurdish region.   Temperatures have plummeted below zero degrees celsius in many regions of Iraq, especially in Kurdistan’s snow-covered mountainous areas where hundreds of thousands of displaced Iraqis are living.   Benoit...

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