IDPs in Khanaqin

According to local sources, over the last week more than 400 families have arrived to a village in the Kanaqin area, South East of Kurdistan at the border with Iraq, following increasing violence and the arrive of ISIL insurgents. The IDPs, who have arrived from Jalula, Shayabana and other cities in Diyala region, have been assisted by the local population. The United Nations on Wednesday upgraded Iraq’s latest crisis to a level 3 humanitarian disaster — its most severe designation — as U.N. officials said they were scrambling to provide water and other essentials while preparing to cope with an estimated 1.5 million displaced people.