USAID builds on Iraq emergency response
In the past two months, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has released a series of fact sheets outlining their role in the U.S. response to continuing conflict and hardship in Iraq. The fact sheets provide and overview of USAID and other U.S. government agency efforts, as well as the efforts of the United Nations and other international relief organizations.
Iraq Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #7 was released Friday, September 26, and is the latest in the series of fact sheets that began by documenting the escalating insecurity and population displacement in early August.
Fact Sheet #7 highlights USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) assessment of relief efforts – including heath, food, water, sanitation, and hygiene efforts – aimed at helping internally displaced persons in Erbil Governorate. The fact sheet also reviews the Government of Iraq’s national polio vaccination campaign, related USAID and DoD aid missions, the UN’s planned interagency assessment of the humanitarian response, and other international efforts to aid displaced persons.