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WFP Assists Flood-Affected Iraqis

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Following recent flooding in the Abu Ghraib district, WFP dispatched 100 metric tons of food assistance from warehouse in Erbil distributing 1,500 food packages to 9,000 people who have been worst affected by the floods.

WFP’s Swift Response

An elderly man receives his family’s ration in Abu Ghraib following severe flooding in the area. WFP's responded to the crisis within only 72 hours. The food package is enough to support a family of five for one month.

Collective Efforts

WFP’s implementing partner Iraqi Salvation Humanitarian Organization (ISHO) gets this man’s fingerprint on the recipients’ list. WFP's swift response is part of coordinated efforts among the UN, its implementing partners and Iraqi authorities to address the immediate needs of those affected.

A Worry-Free Month

These boys rush back home with their mother as the WFP food basket guarantees this family will have food on their tables for at least the coming month.

The Impromptu Volunteer

This child accompanied his family to receive the food basket. He even offered to assist WFP staff during the distribution and one of their caps in return for his labour.

A Much-Needed Load

A child waits for his parents to help him carry their food ration. Each family received a sack of wheat flour, a sack of rice and a box containing seven different food items.

Following recent flooding in the al Anbar region west of Baghdad, WFP dispatched 100 metric tons of food assistance from warehouse in Erbil distributing 1,500 food packages to 9,000 people who have been worst affected by the floods. WFP's responded to the crisis within only 72 hours. WFP is now dispatching an additional 1,000 food packages to deliver to newly affected families as the devastating effects of the floods have reached other villages and areas around the Abu Ghraib district.