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UN Prepares for Mass Displacement of Iraqis as Battle Looms to Retake Mosul

The anticipated Iraqi military offensive on Mosul could trigger one of the largest man-made disasters in many years, displacing more than one million Iraqi civilians, the U.N. refugee agency warned. UNHCR representative in Iraq, Bruno Geddo, says his agency is planning to help at least 750,000 people who will be in need of shelter, food, water and other assistance due to the impeding battle, expected to begin as soon as next month, but most probably by the end of the year. He...

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