Jan 26, 2017

Photos from Mosul – 100 days on, and the UN’s humanitarian response

One hundred days into the Iraqi military operation, people continue to be exposed to violence, human rights violations, restricted access to safety and freedom of movement, abduction and illegal detention, limited access to basic services. As well, many lack of the documentation necessary to enjoy their basic rights.

Mosul Photo: UNHCR/ Ivor Prickett

Photo: UNHCR/ Ivor Prickett

Armed conflict in Iraq has caused the displacement of more than three million people since June 2014 – one million of those displaced may be as a direct result of the Iraqi military’s efforts to liberate Mosul and surrounding areas from the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Before and after the start of the military operation, United Nations agencies rallied efforts to assist civilians with a range of targeted services, from distributing much-needed relief supplies, such as food and health care, to providing shelter and other humanitarian assistance. For teh full story and to view the full photo gallery please visit www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56035#.WIopH1MrJoA.