Tag: Mosul

“The road smelled of dead bodies” – Oxfam

Traumatised women and children fleeing fighting between the Iraqi Army and ISIS in Tal Afar district have told Oxfam of how people died after walking for days through the desert in 50C heat to reach safety. One mother said that the road they took to escape smelled of dead bodies, while another said that she […]

Oxfam reaction to the launch of offensive to retake Tal Afar in Iraq from ISIS

Responding to the overnight announcement by the Government of Iraq that it has launched a major push to retake the city of Tal Afar from ISIS, Oxfam’s Deputy Country Director in Iraq Haissam Minkara said: “Traumatised families who have risked their lives to escape the fighting in Tal Afar face soaring summer temperatures and harsh […]

Fears for 750,000 people trapped in western Mosul

An estimated 750,000 people are trapped in western Mosul without any safe means of escape in the face of a new military offensive that could start any day, Oxfam warned today. Humanitarian conditions in the west of the city are deteriorating after supply routes were cut off in November when the east of the city […]

Iraqis most likely to help a stranger, finds World Giving Index

In the past month, eight in 10 Iraqis have helped someone they don’t know, making them the people most likely to help a stranger. These findings were announced in the CAF World Giving Index 2016 overnight, and come as the offensive against ISIS in Mosul continues and civilians flee the fighting. The annual CAF World […]

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