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14,000 civilians were wounded during Battle of Mosul: ECPHAO

14,000 civilians were wounded during Battle of Mosul: ECPHAO

Member of European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECPHAO), Luigi Pandolfi said that 14,000 civilians were wounded during Battle of Mosul, which ended in July 2017.

Pandolfi pointed out that the level of destruction that is still visible in Mosul reveals the huge number of casualties caused by the war.

“During the Battle of Mosul, approximately 14,000 civilians were injured, 32% of them children under the age of five. There are still about 4,000 people in need of care and rehabilitation.", Pandolfi added.

On July 10, 2017, Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the full liberation of Mosul and reclaim the city after three years of ISIS control.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Wednesday that there are 100,000 displaced persons from Mosul who are still living in camps despite announcing the liberation of their city from terrorism a year ago.

 

“More than 100,000 people from Mosul are still living in camps to this day, despite announcing the liberation of Mosul and the end of fighting", said UNHCR director in Dahuk Rashid Hussein.

 

Rashid added that those displaced people need the support of the UNHCR.

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