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Civilians safety in Mosul

Joint NGO statement after proclaimed liberation


28 non-governmental organizations remind all armed actors of their responsibility to protect civilian life and objects. Although the city of Mosul has been declared ‘retaken’ by the Iraqi government, civilians are still not out of harm’s way.

Civilians safety in Mosul

It could take weeks for Iraqi forces to regain full control over the city.

In the expected offensives in Hawija, Tal Afar, and western Anbar Civilian protection have to be prioritized in the implementation of military operations.

Over 1.75 million people are still displaced. Iraqi leadership and the international community have to support safe, voluntary, and dignified returns.

Civilians safety in Mosul
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Language

English

Year of publication

2017

Purpose

Welthungerhilfe Information Position papers

Topics

Development politics

Continents and countries

Iraq