9,700 children displaced since start of Mosul operation

BAGHDAD/NEW YORK 3 November 2016 – 20,700 people have been displaced since the operation to retake Mosul started on 17 October. UNICEF estimates that 9,700 of them are children in urgent need of assistance.

Many of the new arrivals were coming in dusty, exhausted and uncertain about what was going to happen next. Some were barefoot. UNICEF reached out to the families, checking on the condition of their children and finding out if any of them were missing.

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