19:19 GMT29 March 2020
Listen Live
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    0 25

    The UN need to build more camps for Mosul migrants, Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Farhan Haq said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The United Nations need to build more camps for people fleeing the city of Mosul in Iraq, which the country's forces are attempting to free from terrorists, Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Farhan Haq said.

    "We've been trying to set up more and more camps in the area around Mosul. Those are themselves rapidly filling up to capacity. So we do need the facilities so that we can provide people with safe camps that have the resources that they need," Haq told the RT broadcaster.

    Haq also said that the UN needed as many resources on the ground as possible as it would allow it to accommodate more people.

    Haq said the residents of Mosul should have an opportunity to leave the city freely.

    Iraqi security keep watch as civilians arrive on July 27, 2016 at a camp for displaced people in the district of Hajaj after fleeing the towns of al-Shirqat and Qayyarah, south of the city of Mosul, during reported fighting between Iraqi security forces and jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) grou
    © AFP 2020 / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE
    The deputy spokesman confirmed the figures given in a UN Monday press release stating that up to 320,000 people might flee Mosul in the coming days.

    According to Haq, about 180,000 people have already left the city, which used to be one of the most populous in Iraq.

    Iraqi government forces are moving forward in western Mosul, which remains partly controlled by the Islamic State terrorist group, outlawed in many countries, including Russia. The eastern part was freed in January.


    Daesh Stages Terror Attacks to 'Divert Attention From Mosul'
    Iraqi Airstrike Kills 6 Senior Daesh Figures in Mosul
    This Bread Begging Mosul Refugee Personifies MSM-Hushed Humanitarian Disaster
    As Battle Nears End, Humanitarian Crisis in Mosul Only Grows
    migrant accommodation centers, refugee camp, UN, Farhan Haq, Mosul, Syria
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via SputnikComment via Facebook