Israeli NGO delivering aid to Christian, Yazidi refugees in Iraq

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — IsraAID, an Israeli nongovernmental relief organization, is delivering urgent humanitarian aid to Christian and Yazidi refugees who have fled to Iraq’s Kurdish region.

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.”

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