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Iraq Crisis Appeal

Conflict in Iraq has forced over 3 million people from their homes. Overall, 11 million people now need support including food, clean water, healthcare and shelter.

Hospitals, schools and water facilities have all been damaged. Power cuts and medicine shortages are making daily life even harder.

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is bringing vital help to affected areas. You can support this work by donating to the British Red Cross Iraq Crisis Appeal.

  • Watch below: After three years of conflict, the first aid has reached the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Nine things you need to know about Mosul

A magnifying glass held over a map of the Middle East shows Iraq, including the city of Mosul

Once called the ‘cradle of civilization’, the ancient city of Mosul is in ruins. But why was it so important and how can we help?

More about Mosul and its people >

Seven things you didn't know about Iraq

A two-year-old girl in Iraq sits on the floor next to a Red Cross food parcel

From refugees to land mines: no matter how much you know about the Iraq crisis, these facts might shock you.

Find out more about Iraq >

Mosul: snapshots from a city in torment

In darkness, light shines on a man carrying another person with a leg wound on his shoulders as they flee Mosul

Wtih thousands of civilians caught in the crossfire of the battle for Mosul, the Red Cross is there to help.

What life is like in Mosul today >

Iraq's forgotten children looking for home

Three children sit on dusty ground in Khazer camp outside Mosul Iraq, with Red Crescent relief supplies around them

Hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes in Mosul due to fighting. Half are children.

More on the children of Khazer camp >


Donate to the Iraq Crisis Appeal

Young Iraqi girl

Every month, more families are running for their lives, struggling to survive. They are in desperate need of help.

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News from Iraq

The Red Cross is supporting the only hospital near Mosul that can treat the wounded and sick fleeing fighting in the area.

As the battle for Mosul in Iraq intensifies, the Red Cross is providing essential aid to around 10,000 people who have fled to nearby camps.