ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Torrential rainfall, which resulted in floods, displaced 60 families in the disputed province of Kirkuk, Iraqi authorities announced on Tuesday.
The Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Migration stated that, in coordination with the Red Crescent, it provided 60 percent in relief aid to the families displaced from the town of Altun Kupri (Pirde), located in the outskirts of Erbil province.
The displaced families were temporarily moved to a building in Kirkuk, the ministry added.
Heavy rainfall over the past few months has affected many provinces in the autonomous Kurdistan Region and Iraq, damaging bridges, roads, and properties.
On Saturday evening, local Kurdish authorities declared Sunday a holiday for schools in the Erbil, Sulaimani, and Halabja provinces because of possible floods.
Editing by Karzan Sulaivany