Trapped Mosul civilians in dire need of relief

Trapped Mosul civilians in dire need of relief

Fleeing residents highlight danger, lack of food and water for hundreds of thousands of civilians who remain trapped in militant-held areas of Iraq’s second largest city. MOSUL, Iraq – As darkness fell over Mosul, Saad*, 45, put his injured son on his back and...
Families fleeing Mosul celebrate freedom

Families fleeing Mosul celebrate freedom

Men and women who escaped militant control in Iraq’s second city share their relief on reaching safety. HASANSHAM, Iraq – Father of six, Mahmoud Ahmad, 35, had a huge smile on his face as he clambered out of the crowded truck packed with other families, holding his...
Families fleeing Mosul celebrate freedom

UNHCR opens new Iraq camp amid Mosul displacement

Hasansham camp opens following largest displacement since start of Mosul offensive, as 8,000 men, women and children flee frontlines in past 24 hours. HASANSHAM, Iraq – UNHCR opened a new camp in Hasansham in northern Iraq on Friday to help accommodate the largest...
Families fleeing Mosul assault find safety in Iraq, Syria

Families fleeing Mosul assault find safety in Iraq, Syria

Across the region, UNHCR is stepping up its preparations to receive those displaced by the fighting to retake Iraq’s second city. ZELIKAN CAMP, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – Iraqi grandfather Majid* says he and his family “lived for two years in hell” after their village...

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