UNHCR focuses on preparations for Mosul exodus

UNHCR focuses on preparations for Mosul exodus

A military operation to retake Iraq’s second city has so far uprooted a few thousand people, allowing the UN Refugee Agency to focus on continued preparations ahead of the expected exodus. The unfolding Iraqi military assault on Mosul has so far uprooted only a few...
Mosul civilians flee for fear of violence in Mosul

Mosul civilians flee for fear of violence in Mosul

Speaking with families who fled in fear from the Mosul assault, UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi stresses the need to protect civilians and prevent further displacement. DEBAGA CAMP 2, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – After fleeing her hometown near Mosul, which came under...
UN refugee chief says protecting Mosul civilians is key

UN refugee chief says protecting Mosul civilians is key

Speaking in Baghdad, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi stresses civilian protection must be part of the military strategy for retaking Iraq’s second city Mosul. BAGHDAD, Iraq – UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said the protection of...
Mosul offensive increases UNHCR planning

Mosul offensive increases UNHCR planning

GENEVA – The anticipated Iraqi military offensive to retake Mosul threatens to produce one of the largest man-made displacement crises of recent times, UNHCR’s representative in Iraq has warned. As the clock ticks, the UN Refugee Agency is working intensively with...
Mosul offensive triggers growing displacement in Iraq

Mosul offensive triggers growing displacement in Iraq

As a military offensive to retake Iraq’s second city Mosul gathers momentum, UNHCR prepares to assist hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people. DEBAGA, Iraq – Under cover of darkness, 14-year-old Ali slipped out of his village near Mosul with his family...

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