Emergency health kits delivered to people under siege in Iraq

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Emergency health kits have been delivered by the World Health Organization (WHO) to people who have been under siege in north central Iraq for the past seven months.

An Iraqi child receiving assistance from the UN. OCHA/IAson Athanasiadis

WHO says the kits, brought to the Dhuluiya district in the Salah al-Din governorate, will support those with limited access to health care.

The kits reportedly contain medicines sufficient to cover the needs of 5000 people for three months.

The effort is part of a joint UN emergency response to support thousands of families facing insecurity and displacement.

In December, Iraqi government forces recaptured the town of Dhuluiya, 130 kilometres north of Baghdad from ISIL insurgents who had been controlling large parts of the governorate.

The UN estimates that there are more than two million internally displaced people across the entire country.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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