Israeli NGO delivers aid to refugees in Iraq
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Israeli NGO delivers aid to refugees in Iraq

IsraAID provides urgent assistance to displaced Christians and Yazidis who have fled to Kurdish region

US and Kurdish flags flutter in the wind while displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community cross the Syria-Iraq border at Feeshkhabour bridge over the Tigris River at Feeshkhabour border point, in northern Iraq, on Sunday, August 10, 2014. (photo credit: AP/Khalid Mohammed)
US and Kurdish flags flutter in the wind while displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community cross the Syria-Iraq border at Feeshkhabour bridge over the Tigris River at Feeshkhabour border point, in northern Iraq, on Sunday, August 10, 2014. (photo credit: AP/Khalid Mohammed)

IsraAID, an Israeli nongovernmental relief organization, is delivering urgent humanitarian aid to Christian and Yazidi refugees who have fled to Iraq’s Kurdish region to escape persecution and death at the hands of the Islamic State.

IsraAID is distributing hygiene kits, mattresses, blankets, kitchen utensils and clothing, according to the American Jewish Committee, which is helping the NGO cover expenses incurred with the assistance.

David Harris, AJC’s executive director, said the aid is being offered to thousands of refugees “fleeing the brutality of ISIS.”

The AJC and its Heilbrunn Humanitarian Fund has partnered with IsraAID on a number of humanitarian relief missions.

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