Thousands fleeing violence in Iraq struggle to reach safety

Many people were stranded for several days waiting in searing heat to cross Bzebiz bridge, the main entry point from Anbar province into Baghdad.. © UNHCR/G.Ohara

The situation for thousands of people fleeing fighting in the Iraqi city of Ramadi has been described as desperate by UN humanitarian agencies.

On Friday the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said it was deeply concerned by the challenges Iraqis are facing to reach safe areas.

The terrorist group known as ISIL is said to have taken over Ramadi in the Anbar governorate during the last weeks, creating fear and new waves of displacements.

Daniel Dickinson reports.

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