UN health agency scales up operations in Iraq

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up its operations in Iraq where thousands of people have been displaced by conflict.

Attacks by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have forced people to flee their homes for safety.

The UN health agency says Iraq is now facing several crises, including Syrian refugees in Kurdistan and Anbar province.

WHO spokesperson, Tarik Jasarevic, says the agency has delivered medicines for the people in need in Iraq.

"We managed to deliver two trucks of medicines to the Department of Health in Dohuk which was enough for 30,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) for two months. We also managed to get a consignment to Sinjar itself, through the International Committee of the Red Cross, which would provide enough medicines for 20,000 people for two months." (16")

WHO says it has divided Iraq into five bigger hubs for operational purposes.

They include Baghadad, Erbil, Dohuk, Kirkuk and Basrah.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.

Duration: 1’07″

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