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Congress: Aid Iraqi Civilians Fleeing Falluja

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Congress: Aid Iraqi Civilians Fleeing Falluja

To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

Petition Statement

Press the Administration to do more to help Iraqi civilians fleeing the fighting in Falluja.
There are currently 5,814 signatures. NEW goal - We need 7,500 signatures!

Petition Background

The Norwegian Refugee Council says ISIS is shooting civilians trying to flee Falluja as Iraqi security forces close in. CNN says four families hid in the marshes for days, drinking dirty water and eating old dates before they were finally able to escape. They ended up in a displaced persons camp where there is little food and other supplies. The NRC said almost 3,000 families have safely escaped the city since late May; most are being housed in displacement camps, and the NRC has warned of water shortages should the tens of thousands remaining in Falluja manage to escape. [1]

Maybe we can't save all the civilians trapped in Falluja. But the least we can do is make sure that civilians who succeed in escaping from ISIS are taken care of. What's the excuse for not having enough food and water in the camps for people fleeing the fighting?

Urge Congress to speak up for civilians fleeing the fighting in Falluja by signing our petition.

References:
1. http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/06/middleeast/falluja-iraq-military-advance-isis/index.html

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