"When Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremists forced them to flee their homes, some Iraqis were able to find refuge in schools, empty buildings, or apartment complexes. Many others, however, are exposed to the elements and will be in grave danger when wintertime temperatures drop into the teens.
"'Shelter is lacking or inadequate," Abraham Shepherd, who directs work in the Middle East for Baptist Global Response, said. "People are living in their cars, under doorsteps, in the open fields -- with mainly tarps covering them. People know winter will come quickly on them, and they need to be ready -- if ever you can be ready in those conditions...'"
N Iraq: Grave Danger As Winter Approaches
by Mark Kelly