Factsheet: Fleeing Mosul
Facts and figures on the present situation and on our work on the ground
(20/10/2016) In June 2014, the so called Islamic State (ISIS) occupied the city of Mosul in the North of Iraq. On October 17th, 2016, the Iraqi Government launched a military offensive to expel ISIS out of Mosul. An overview of the current situation.
Before the ISIS occupation, about 3 million people had lived in Mosul. More than 700,000 people have fled since 2014 from the city and the surrounding areas. With the recent military offensive more people will be displaced and forced to flee. The United Nations expect up to more than 1 million internally displaced people which will be a large humanitarian catastrophe. Aid agencies even estimate a displacement of up to 1.5 million people.
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