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The battle to free Fallujah from ISIS began on May 23. More than 86,000 people have fled. Displacement camps are overwhelmed. Children and families urgently need food and water.
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The first 14 families returned to Fallujah. We provided each family a "welcome home" gift of food and other essential supplies. Hundreds more families are expected to return in the days and weeks ahead. Read more...
We're returning to Fallujah itself to with government officials to coordinate the return of thousands of refugees. Some families could be allowed to come home as early as this month. We intend to show up for them in Fallujah, just as we did for them in the desert.
We extended our water deliveries for a second month and expanded them to reach more displaced families with safe, clean drinking water.
We provided 1,000 hygiene kits—including 5,000 bars of refugee-made Sisterhood Soap, to displaced families in camps west of Fallujah. In addition, two trainers instructed families on how to prevent the spread of waterborne disease.
We delivered 110,000 pounds of food to families in a displacement camp west of Fallujah, as well as families outside the official camp—benefiting approximately 3,000 people.
Two water tanks installed in one of the displacement camps west of Fallujah. On Saturday, Preemptive Love began daily deliveries of 13,000 liters of clean water for thousands of displaced Fallujans. Read more...
Preemptive Love Coalition (PLC) aid workers were caught in the middle of a major ISIS attack—with 80 vehicles of armed militants stopping at our stranded aid trucks. Moments later, another team of aid workers were nearly killed in a U.S. airstrike targeting ISIS vehicles near Amiriyat al-Fallujah. Read more...
Preemptive Love Coalition CEO Jeremy Courtney went on BBC News to share the increasingly dire situation. "Conditions on the ground in and around Fallujah are nothing short of atrocious," he said. Watch more...
Another 100,000+ pounds of food was prepped and delivered to thousands of displaced individuals in a camp west of Fallujah. Conditions in the camp are alarming, as families struggle to cope with a shortage of tents, food, and water. A Washington Post journalist accompanying our convoy described the situation as the worst she's seen in 4+ years covering Syria and Iraq.
An estimated 86,000 people have escaped Fallujah—one third of whom have fled in the last 48 hours, overwhelming already struggling displacement camps around the city.
Iraqi forces have entered central Fallujah. Haider al-Abadi, Prime Minister of Iraq, declared victory over ISIS—though pockets of resistance remain, and there are conflicting reports over how much of the city has been liberated.
PLC distributed aid to newly arrived families at a camp west of Fallujah today.
Hundreds of Fallujah families—including some who are injured—reached a displacement camp west of the city. There are not enough tents to provide shelter for everyone, and there is a critical shortage of food and cooking stoves. PLC is responding with an urgent aid delivery.
250 kerosene stoves for cooking were delivered to Amiriyat al-Fallujah. Each tent received one stove. This delivery allows approximately 3,000 hungry people to eat nourishing, cooked food.
50,000 pounds of food was delivered to 499 families at a camp west of Fallujah. Local staff described the situation as “miserable” for displaced families, with no electricity or other services. Read more...
The UN now believes 90,000 civilians may be trapped inside Fallujah, almost double the previous estimate of 50,000. Read more...
We just crossed Annaz Bridge with 100,000+ pounds of food, amid heavy military presence, bound for Fallujah families who escaped ISIS. Read more...
We're preparing a second wave of aid for approx. 6,000 people who fled Fallujah and are in urgent need of food. Our team is working through the night and without electricity to get everything ready.
First aid delivery reaches women and children inside militarized zone around Fallujah! We distributed 52,000 pounds of food and 24,000 liters of water to ISIS survivors. Read more...
PLC’s first aid delivery loaded and ready to go! Read more...
After a week of military advances against ISIS, fighting has stalled on the edges of Fallujah.
The UN believes 20,000 children are among those trapped inside. Read more...
Preparations are underway for our first food delivery to 500 families. Food has been purchased and is being prepped.
ISIS is reportedly killing those who try to escape or refuse to fight for them.
PLC is coordinating with our partners to get aid as close to the front lines as possible. Read more...
Military forces have begun liberating villages on the outskirts of Fallujah.
460 families were reportedly evacuated from the area.