Fallujah humanitarian operation “completely overstretched”

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Lise Grande is the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq. UNICEF File Photo.

More than 85,000 people have fled Fallujah since the Iraqi military launched an offensive last month to free the city from the terrorist group ISIL, also known as Daesh.

UN agencies and their partners have been working non-stop to assist those escaping the embattled Iraqi city, which has been under the extremists' control for more than two years.

UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Lise Grande, described the situation as "very dramatic."

She spoke to Basma Baghall about the need for sustained financing to meet the overwhelming needs of fleeing civilians.

Duration: 4'54"

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