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Pontifical council: 4,000 Iraqi families assisted since June

Catholic World News - August 14, 2014

The Pontifical Council Cor Unum has issued a brief statement on its recent charitable activities in Iraq.

“Since June, programs have been in place to provide humanitarian assistance to the refugees,” according to the August 13 statement. “These programs that have been initiated by the local Church, especially through Caritas Iraq, have reached at least 4,000 households.”

Humanitarian assistance, the statement continued, has included food, health care, education, and psychological support.

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