Thanks to generous Canadian donations, Samaritan's Purse is distributing food and other necessities to desperate families fleeing the conflict in Mosul, Iraq.
Since ISIS captured Mosul in June 2014, Samaritan’s Purse has been bringing relief to many of the more than 3 million Iraqis displaced by violence and terror. The complex military offensive to retake Mosul-Iraq’s second largest city-from ISIS control began October 17 and continues with a diverse coalition of around 100,000 troops pitted against several thousand ISIS militants.
The Iraqi military has now entered Mosul for the first time since 2014. Intense, street-to-street fighting to topple the terrorist organization from their last in-country stronghold could last weeks or even months. Samaritan’s Purse stands ready to provide relief to a potentially massive exodus of people escaping from Mosul into northern Iraq.