178,000 IRAQIS DISPLACED FROM MOSUL TO CAMPS – MINISTRY

IRBIL, Iraq, At least 178,000 Iraqis have been displaced, so far, from Mosul, and placed in displacement camps, Ministry of Migration and Displacement said Friday, adding, some 21,000 others returned back to their liberated areas.

The ministry has capacity to accommodate double the number, living in the displacement camps, Minister, Jassem Al-Jaff said, during a tour to the camps, hosting internally displaced persons.

The tour aimed to be briefed on conditions of the displaced, so as to meet their needs, in an attempt to alleviate their suffering, he added.

He stressed that the ministry, in collaboration with some security bodies, continues to evacuate internally displaced persons, from their neighbourhoods to such camps.

It also works on ensuring families, while returning back to their liberated areas, he noted.

Some 428 people, on Friday, left their neighbourhoods and were received in Al-Khazer displacement camp, in eastern Mosul, he made clear.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK