Fear is sweeping across parts of northern Iraq as people flee for their lives to escape Islamic State (IS) militants.In recent weeks, attacks by IS in the Ninewa province of Iraq have led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. Many of them are persecuted religious minorities, including Yazidis and Christians.More than 1.2 million Iraqis have already been displaced in the past two months since the fighting began, many of them young children.Aid agencies are working around the clock to cope with the rapid displacement in northern Iraq as tens of thousands of people flee from fighting.Iraq Emergency Appeal has distributed hygiene kits, jerry cans, shelter kits and biscuit packs in some of the worst affected areas. We have helped more than 100,000 in northern Iraq since fighting first broke out at the beginning of JuneDr Marie Loonen, has identified the immediate priorities that we will focus on in the refugee camps in the North.They are:1) The provision of clean water2) Cholera prevention 3) Polio immunisation 4) Access to expert medical aid“There was a very recent outbreak of cholera in the area which left 75 people dead. This is when conditions were comparatively good. Now the situation is getting grimmer by the day. We must work fast on prevention. Polio is also a real danger, and our teams will want to begin vaccinating immediately. Our doctors and medical staff also plan to set up temporary clinics to give people treatment and advice"- Dr LoonenAny help you could give, no matter how small, would be hugely appreciated. Thank you for your kind support.