Two vans, adorned with banners reading “The Catholic Church in Iraq, the Brotherhood of Charity,” left from the Caritas-Iraq headquarters in Baghdad for the Fallujah public hospital, accompanied by Caritas-Iraq staff. The supplies arrived last Thursday.
Plans for an additional donation of medical supplies and food are under way, said Caritas Internationalis.
A coalition offensive, launched against insurgents in the city of Fallujah on Nov. 8, unleashed intense battles. Most of the population has fled the city.
Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of 162 Catholic relief, development and social-service organizations.