Danny K. Davis

Battle for Mosul could spark 'one of the largest man-made disasters' in years, U.N. warns

Battle for Mosul could spark 'one of the largest man-made disasters' in years, U.N. warns

Aid groups are racing to prepare for what they are predicting will be the largest humanitarian crisis in recent memory, with a million people expected to flee the northern Iraqi metropolis of Mosul once the country’s military and its foreign allies launch their offensive to seize the city from Islamic State militants.

The planned operation to take back Iraq’s second-biggest city could trigger “one of the largest man-made disasters” in years, Bruno Geddo, the United Nations refugee agency representative in Iraq, told reporters recently.

The conflict in neighboring Syria has affected more people, leaving 13.5 million in need of humanitarian assistance....

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