Thousands of children left without water in Mosul, Iraq

On 15 November 2016, a young girl from Mosul takes water from a tap stand at a UNICEF-supported Temporary Learning Space in Hassan Sham Displacement Camp, Ninewa Governorate. Photo: UNICEF/Anmar

Thousands of children and their families in the Iraqi city of Mosul are in dire need of water, according to the UN Children Fund's (UNICEF).

It follows the destruction of a major water pipeline in territory controlled by the ISIL terrorist group.

Without access to clean water, children are more susceptible to suffer from water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea.

Mustafa Al Gamal spoke to Maulid Warfa, head of UNICEF's Office in Irbil, Iraq, and began by asking him about the current situation in Mosul.

Duration: 4'42"

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