With the fight against Islamic State terror in northern Iraq reaching new levels of ferocity, there are real dangers of a massive humanitarian crisis among innocent people fleeing the fighting and in the villages and towns liberated from IS.

Up to one and a half million people are still living in IS-occupied Mosul. The majority could require life-saving assistance and protection as the offensive continues. Without support, there is a very real risk that existing humanitarian camps will not be able to cope with the upsurge in demand. The Order has responded to the crisis by sending out an additional $30,000 worth of medical supplies to support the Christian and Yazidi refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan.