Mosul operation displaces more than 50,000 children

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This family fled the fighting in Mosul, Iraq. File photo: UNHCR/R. Nuri.

More than 50,000 children have been displaced by the ongoing operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the terrorist group, ISIL, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported.

The agency and its partners are supporting children who have escaped the area by ensuring that their basic needs are met and that they are protected.

The Iraqi military and its allies launched the Mosul offensive in mid-October.

The city had been in the hands of the extremists since 2014.

Mustafa Al Gamal asked UNICEF Deputy Representative in Iraq Hamida Lasseko about their work with children from Mosul and across the country.

Duration: 3’54″

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