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Number of Iraqis fleeing battles rises in Mosul - NGO


Displaced Iraqis
A humanitarian Norwegian NGO concerned with refugees affairs announced on Sunday that the number of  those who fled battles between Iraqi forces and ISIS in Mosul city had increased significantly in the last few days.   

The last advancement of Iraqi security forces in Mosul has likely caused the biggest displacement wave since the beginning of this year, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said in a statement.

The Council added that more than 20,000 citizens arrived in Hamam al-Alil camp last Thursday. It stated that their number is six times larger than those who arrived last Wednesday.  
 
All those who fled Mosul are in a very dire situation, Heidi Dietrich, NRC's Iraq director said, highlighting the difficulties in securing food, particularly for children and infants.

Photos obtained by the Baghdad Post has shown tents of refugees overcrowded as scores of persons were housed in one tent. In the photos, refugees were sitting in the muddy floor of the camp which have been flooded by heavy rains.

Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Migration has reported 400,000 civilians were displaced, while scarce aids were provided by the government.

Last Modified: Sunday، 14 May 2017 01:23 PM
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