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Iraq Bracing for ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’ as Civilians Set to Flee Mosul

Beneath the barrage of weaponry being unleashed on Islamic State forces in Mosul live an estimated one-and-a-half million people, and aid agencies in Iraq are bracing for a humanitarian catastrophe. Up to a million civilians are expected to flee the fighting, adding to the already desperate refugee situation. An exodus of such proportions would threaten to overwhelm a nation already at the breaking point.   Sarah Case, the director of planning at the International Rescue...

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