WFP concerned about humanitarian situation in western Mosul

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Displaced families from east Mosul shelter at the nearby Hasansham U3 camp, while Iraqi Government Forces begin operations to retake control of the west of the city. Photo: UNHCR/Caroline Gluck

Increased fighting in western Mosul in Iraq is making it difficult for people to leave their homes while the price of food rises as availability decreases.

That information comes from the World Food Programme (WFP) which reports that more than 750,000 people there are living in dire conditions.

Iraqi forces and their allies are fighting to liberate western Mosul from the extremist group ISIL, also known as Daesh.

WFP is ready to supply food for the 770,000 people living in the area and has already supplied food for 6,000 people who have fled villages to the south of the city.

Basma Baghall asked WFP spokesperson Dina El-Kassaby about the situation.

Duration: 2'53''

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