Wednesday, May 14, 2014

14 May 2014

Fallujah is still totally blockaded on all sides. Heavy clashes have raged in Al-Sichir north of Fallujah, and a number of the city's residential districts have been indiscriminately shelled, including the city center.

In Ramadi, fierce clashes erupted when security forces launched operations in the city's southern sector.

Elsewhere in Anbar, a car bomb was detonated in the town center of Hit in western Anbar, injuring 7 local police personnel.

The security situation in Anbar, especially in Ramadi and Fallujah, is still in a state of escalation.

A meeting was expected to be convened by the local government in order to address the conditions being faced by those displaced from Fallujah and Ramadi, with more than 13,000 having been displaced during the past three days. They are now living in extremely difficult conditions in the western regions of Anbar. While the local government has allocated funds to the displaced families, it is clear that the allocated funds fall far short of providing for these people's needs. The Red Crescent, the Red Cross, civil institutions, and human rights organizations have distributed some food to the migrants but all those efforts fall far short of what is needed, given the ever-increasing number of migrants.

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