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Chilcot report: Iraq today

In light of today’s Chilcot report Christian Aid’s Head of Middle East Frances Guy said:

'While we consider the impact of the Chilcot report let us remember those in Iraq who suffer from the results of political decisions made elsewhere in the world. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have died, more than 10 million are in need of some humanitarian assistance, most especially the more than 3 million who have fled their homes to go to other places inside Iraq in search of relative safety.  

'Apologies will not put their lives together, however support for an inclusive political process and help to those who have fled the fighting will help bring back some hope for a better future.'

Christian Aid has been responding to the needs of displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees with food, clothing, hygiene kits and health services.  The agency has reached more than 225,000 vulnerable men women and children in Iraq, over the last two years. It has scaled up its response to meet the mounting needs of those most recently affected by the conflict in Fallujah.

People can find out more about Christian Aid’s work in Iraq here or to donate to the Iraq Crisis appeal by visiting this page.

If you would like further information please contact Jo Rogers jrogers@christian-aid.org and 07969 083 371 and 020 7523 2460.



Notes to Editors:

1. Christian Aid works in some of the world's poorest communities in around 40 countries at any one time. We act where there is great need, regardless of religion, helping people to live a full life, free from poverty. We provide urgent, practical and effective assistance in tackling the root causes of poverty as well as its effects.

2. Christian Aid’s core belief is that the world can and must be changed so that poverty is ended: this is what we stand for. Everything we do is about ending poverty and injustice: swiftly, effectively, sustainably. Our strategy document Partnership for Change www.christianaid.org.uk/images/partnership-for-change-summary.pdf explains how we set about this task.

3. Christian Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance, a global coalition of more than 130 churches and church-related organisations that work together in humanitarian assistance, advocacy and development. Further details at http://actalliance.org

4. Follow Christian Aid's newswire on Twitter: http://twitter.com/caid_newswire

5. For more information about the work of Christian Aid, visit http://www.christianaid.org.uk

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