UN Warns of Hardships Faced by Thousands Fleeing Conflict in Mosul

StoryfulNewsPublished: May 29, 2017
Published: May 29, 2017

As Iraqi forces closed in on the last enclaves of Mosul held by the Islamic State, <a href="http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56847#.WSwmpWjyuUk" target="_blank">the UN warned</a> that the thousands of people fleeing the city daily were facing shortages of food, medicine and shelter.

The International Organization for Migration said that a peak of more than 16,000 people transited through the official Hamam al-Alil screening camp, south of Mosul, on May 18. It said a total of more than 742,000 people had been displaced from Mosul since 2016.

This report by a local Mosul network shows the facility at Hamam al-Alil. In it, displaced people describe the hardships they face, including lack of food, water and medicine.

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