International Committee of the Red Cross has said that indiscriminate attacks continue to leave dozens of people killed or injured on a daily basis despite improvements in the security situation in many parts of Iraq.
The ICRC said in a statement issued in Geneva on Friday that the humanitarian situation in many areas of the country remains serious despite the Iraqi authorities' considerable efforts to provide basic services such as water and healthcare.
ICRC has recently wrapped up a five-day visit to Iraq, where a delegation led by its president Kellenberger obtained a first-hand impression of the humanitarian situation and met with senior political and religious leaders in Baghdad and Najaf, including Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki and Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari.
"Further work is required to ensure that the basic needs of Iraqis are met. The ICRC is supporting these efforts, but the scale of the needs exceeds the emergency aid we can provide," said Kellenberger.
During his visit Kellenberger also visited the Rusafa Prison in Baghdad where the ICRC has been regularly monitoring condition of detention and the treatment of approximately 7,000 detainees.