Devastation in Mosul


August 8, 2017

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More than a million people fled a nine-month battle from the city of Mosul in Iraq. Hundreds of thousands of families lost their homes. About half the city was flattened.

People are now living in displacement camps, in improvised shelters, and crowded in with extended family members in homes that weren’t designed to support that many people.

With your help, Mercy Corps is working hard to bring these families clean water, essential household supplies and other assistance so they can survive this crisis.

We’re rebuilding water pipelines and schools so classrooms can reopen this fall.

Most importantly, Mercy Corps is bringing emergency cash to families that have lost everything. Emergency cash is a lifeline for families who have lost so much, so they can buy just what they need, right now.

Hundreds of thousands of families will not be able to come for months to come. But the work that Mercy Corps is doing, is going to help them get on their feet.

Join us.

  • Donate today. Mercy Corps is currently addressing the needs of conflict-affected populations, including displaced Iraqi civilians, refugees from Syria and Iraqi host communities. Your support makes our response to emergencies in Iraq and elsewhere in the world possible.
  • Sign the petition. Tell Congress not to cut international aid. Around the world, people are in need of lifesaving assistance — including those affected by conflict. We must continue to support them.
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