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How a Christian charity is reaching out to thousands in desperate need in Mosul

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Christian Today

The violent recapturing of Mosul may have come to its gritty conclusion, but for hundreds of thousands of Iraqis the desperate reality of being displaced far from home is just beginning.

Tearfund is working in the region to offer immediate humanitarian assistance, including providing safe water and sanitation access, psychosocial support and cash grants, the Christian charity said in a statement.

It is estimated that since the beginning of the Mosul offensive, 920,000 civilians have fled their homes and close to 700,000 people are still displaced, with nearly half living in nineteen emergency camps.

According to the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Lise Grande, many of the people who have fled have lost everything.

She said: ‘They need shelter, food, healthcare, water, sanitation and emergency kits. The levels of trauma we are seeing are some of the highest anywhere. What people have experienced is nearly unimaginable.’

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