Fallujah war has left 80.000 persons displaced so far
Iraq’s success in uprooting Islamic State militants from Fallujah has fed a humanitarian crisis with some of the more than 80,000 people who fled the city going without shelter and sufficient water amid 115-degree temperatures and sandstorms, aid agencies said Monday.
In four makeshift tent cities housing the displaced, there is only sporadic electricity and a shortage of latrines, the agencies said. At the Habaniya camp west of Fallujah, health care workers said they are treating about 1,200 people a day suffering from malnutrition and other ailments.
“The conditions we are seeing in the camps are miserable, the scenes apocalyptic,” said Nasr Muflahi, the Iraq director of the Norwegian Refugee Council, one of the main aid groups helping Fallujah refugees.
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