Iraq’s Health, Humanitarian Crises Need Attention From International Community

The Lancet: Iraq’s neglected health and humanitarian crisis
Editorial Board

“…Iraq’s health and humanitarian crisis results from decades of war and occupation, most recently the take over of territory by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the counter-insurgency launch by the government and its allied forces. Since January, 2014, 2.9 million people have fled their homes and presently 8.2 million people in Iraq require immediate humanitarian support. … The new humanitarian and health response plan is comprehensive and goes into detailed plans for key areas, such as health, food security, and shelter. But it is only realistic if fully funded. … It is time that the international community gave more attention to the human side of the Iraq conflict…” (6/13).