The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) mission in Iraq has distributed non-food aid to the neediest households at two camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in southern Mosul.
These distributions come under a year-round relief programme funded by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD).
Over two months, 750 non-food parcels were distributed, each containing tarpaulin sheets, cooking fuel (kerosene), kitchenware and hygiene kits.
The number of beneficiaries totalled 3,209 inhabitants out of the camps' overall population of 24,170 displaced households (more than 108,000 people), mainly from Mosul, Saladin and Hawija, QRCS said in a statement.
Currently, the camps are inhabited only by the poorest and most vulnerable households, who cannot return to their destroyed districts. Others are reluctant to go back home because of insecurity, opting for the severe living conditions at IDP camps.
Working in Iraq since 2013, QRCS's mission has implemented more than 50 diverse projects in emergency relief, healthcare, water and sanitation, and other fields of intervention.
They are co-ordinating closely with the local authorities, Iraqi Red Crescent Society, international humanitarian organisations and United Nations agencies.