United Nations Declares Rising Number Of Displaced People Of Mosul To 54 Thousand

BAGHDAD / United Nations announced a rise in the numbers of people displaced from the city of Mosul to 54 thousand people since the start of the military operation to retake the city of Mosul from Daesh.

The deputy spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Farhan Haq said at a news conference in UN headquarters that until Monday there has been 54 thousand internally displaced persons from Mosul.

He added, "This figure represents an increase of 6,600 people since November 11th, where about three-quarters of the displaced families took refuge in the camps, and the remaining quarter to live in host communities."

He noted that "WFP provided food aid quickly to more than 100 thousand people have fled the conflict in Mosul, including distribution aid on Sunday to 25 thousand people in Kokjali, the first neighborhood that has been retaken within the city of Mosul."

He explained that "in addition to providing such assistance, the World Food Programme and its partners are making hard efforts to reach the trapped families in Mosul and areas where newly liberated."

He pointed out "the Programme, which is followed in the United Nations "offers food rations, which is enough for a family of five people for one month, including rice, flour, chickpeas, vegetable oil, sugar and salt ".

Source: National Iraqi News Agency