MSF treating people near Tikrit. (MSF/The Daily Star)
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In recent weeks humanitarian agencies have been gearing up for a massive exodus from Mosul. The U.N. expects up to a million people to flee the area when the Iraqi army moves on the city now held by Daesh (ISIS). Infrastructure is degraded, the security situation is dire and resources are scarce.MSF operates mobile clinics throughout Iraq, in some of the country's most dangerous and least accessible areas, including Tikrit.Geddo said the U.N. is currently projecting that 700,000 people fleeing the city will require urgent humanitarian assistance.Years of war and neglect have all but eliminated the country's ability to provide basic services.Hatahit said WHO is trying to negotiate on behalf of other NGOs to bring in more foreign staff and provision them with preapproved medicines.A DESPERATE POPULATIONThe need is clear, and much support will be needed to ensure sufficient aid can be provided to the beleaguered population of Mosul. The city has been occupied by Daesh since June 2014, and the current condition of the civilian population is a major concern.
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