Fallujah Crisis: Iraqi forces and ISIS fight leaves worst humanitarian ‘disaster’

Fallujah Crisis: Iraqi forces and ISIS fight leaves worst humanitarian ‘disaster’
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OSLO, June 16, (APP): Fallujah Crisis: Iraqi forces and ISIS fight leaves worst humanitarian ‘disaster’

 

Under fire and nearing  starvation, thousands of Iraqi civilians trapped in the militants  bastion of Fallujah face a "humanitarian disaster", a prominent Norwegian NGO said Thursday.

 

Tens of thousands of others who have managed to flee the  city as Iraqi forces press a bid to dislodge the Islamic State  group also find little relief on their way out.

 

"We have a humanitarian disaster inside Fallujah and  another unfolding disaster in the camps," the Norwegian Refugee  Council (NRC) said in a statement.

 

"Thousands fleeing the cross-fire after months of  besiegement and near starvation deserve relief and care, but  our relief supplies will soon be exhausted," NRC chief Jan  Egeland said.

 

Fallujah , which lies west of Baghdad, is one of the last  two major Iraqi cities IS controls, the other being  Mosul.

 

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