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Humanitarian Airlift To Northern Iraq Begins, U.N. Agency Says

News outlets report on the U.N.’s humanitarian airlift to northern Iraq that began on Wednesday.

Reuters: Aid airlift to northern Iraq has started, U.N. says
“A humanitarian airlift to northern Iraq began on Wednesday, kicking off a 10-day operation to provide tents and other aid to half a million displaced people who are struggling for survival, the United Nations’ refugee agency UNHCR said…” (8/20).

U.N. News Centre: Iraq: major relief effort underway in north as U.N. envoy warns against targeting of Sunnis in south
“A United Nations refugee agency cargo jet carrying 100 tons of emergency relief supplies landed at Erbil in Iraq’s Kurdistan region [Wednesday] ‘in the largest single aid push’ in more than a decade, as the top U.N. official in the country warned against increased targeting of Sunni minorities in the south…” (8/20).