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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

International urgent help needed more than ever in Falluja Iraq

Fallujah is the story of the world while news media is obsesssed with Trump and Brexit.

Evil ISIS conflict: Falluja 'humanitarian disaster' warning
"One newly opened camp, Amriyat al-Falluja, has only one latrine for 1,800 women, the NRC (Norwegian Refugee Council) said."


A camp where displaced Iraqis from Falluja are taking shelter, 18 June
How will the history of the world evaluate our international paralysis when we are asked to be accountable for this horrific human carnage? BBCNews report

World history will evalute our inept international response to the humanitarian crises, our paralysis to deal with evil while the innocent victims list grows by the tens of thousands.  

What is wrong with our human condition?  We are helpless! Obviously, we learned virtually nothing from the experiences of recorded history.  

We cannot let evil ISIS  continue. It was once a movement that was wrongly pereceived  too small to notice, or an offstoot from the Taliban.  In fact, the evil ISIS hardly made a blip on our political radar screens, but now terrorizes the entire world by acts of terror and by causes carnage among millions of innocent victims.  

Evil groups are  a small blot for a only a little while, but their influence is insidious and they eventually cause humanitarian carnage. This is what we're witnessing now, like the audiences who attended the ancient Roman Colosseum gladiator events, and obviously, as bystanders we've chosen not to act when evil prevails.  We need a universal thumbs down on the evil roots or terrorism and elimination of puppet leaders who garner zealots, jus"tt because they can.


BBC reports- A humanitarian disaster is unfolding in Falluja (Iraq) following a civilian exodus from the Iraqi city, aid workers warn.

Some 80,000 people have fled during a four-week government offensive to drive back so-called Islamic State fighters, says the UN. A further 25,000 civilians are likely on the move, the organisation adds.

Aid workers are struggling to provide food, water and medicine to people who are sleeping in the open in hopelessly overcrowded camps outside the city.

"The overwhelming number of people that have come out of Falluja has actually overwhelmed our ability to respond to the people in need," said Nasr Muflahi from the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

"We implore the Iraqi government to take charge of this humanitarian disaster unfolding on our watch," he added.

Iraqi government forces have succeeded in retaking most of Falluja, but fighting continues in some parts of the city, which is just 50km (30 miles) west of Baghdad.

We drove into Falluja on a road that snaked through what was once a wealthy suburb but is now deserted. Many homes have been destroyed.

By the side of the road, unexploded shells showed how dangerous these streets remain for civilians if they are allowed to return.

Many tell harrowing escape stories. Some have been caught in crossfire, others drowned in the Euphrates as they tried to swim to safety.

We heard the sound of artillery and gunfire wherever we went.
Many of those who fleeing the fighting have been forced to sleep in the open, and spend their days under the sun in temperatures set to reach 47C (117F) in the next few days.

Aid supplies are running dangerously low in overcrowded conditions. One newly opened camp, Amriyat al-Falluja, has only one latrine for 1,800 women, the NRC said.

The government of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is already struggling to meet the needs of more than 3.4 million people across the country who have been displaced by conflict.

The IS group's self-styled Amaq news agency reported on Sunday that about 50 Iraqi troops had been killed and four army vehicles destroyed in "fierce fighting" with IS fighters near Falluja General Hospital in the north-east of the city.

Several civilians have been killed by militants while attempting to escape, including, on Monday, a two-year-old boy who was being carried by his mother.


Some residents were reportedly used as human shields by evil ISIS to slow the advance of government forces, who are being backed by air strikes from the US-led coalition.

Moreover, evil ISIS militants had captured the northern city in January 2014, and held it for longer than any other city in Iraq or Syria - before the Iraqi army launched an operation to retake it.

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