In collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) announced the distribution of 4,000 integrated food parcels for needy families whose lives have been adversely impacted by high prices, the decline in employment opportunities, and the rise in living expenses.
Ahmed al-Jubouri, director of the disaster management department at the IRCS, stated that the IRCS has embarked in distributing food to vulnerable populations all around the country.
“The distribution included (4,000) food parcels and targeted the needy and most vulnerable households, as a plan was developed in advance to provide support and humanitarian aid to the biggest number of people,” Al-Jubouri said.
Al-Jubouri added, “The distribution process took place after the IRCSs’ teams started delivering food parcels to those who deserve it after the IRCS teams used field visits and assessments to identify the households most in need of food aid.”
He also indicated, “The single parcel included many basic items that meet daily food needs, such as legumes, sugar, tea, edible oil, and tomato paste. In addition to giving each family a sack of rice weighing (25 kg).”