Massive UNHCR aid operation in northern Iraq

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A group of internally displaced Iraqi girls queue for food at a community kitchen in a village in Iraqi Kurdistan’s Dohuk governorate.© UNHCR/B.Szandelszky

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is conducting a massive aid operation to assist some 500,000 Iraqis displaced by conflict in northern Iraq.

It includes airlifts and transport of aid by road and sea which have already supported more than 10,000 families in Iraq's Dohuk Governorate.

Recent assessments indicate there are now more 850,000 displaced in the country's Kurdistan region.

Seevo, a man with disabilities, was carried by his son for six days to escape attacks in their home village.

Edward Colt met with Seevo and his family to learn more about UNHCR's aid operation.

Duration: 2'28"

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