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UN Secretary General calls for more aid to help people fleeing Mosul

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The photo of a family fleeing the fighting in Mosul won the second place in the General News (Stories).

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday called on the international community to increase aid to help people fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Iraqi forces have seized back the city from the Islamic States in a massive six-month campaign.

According to government sources, at least 355,000 residents have fled fighting and around 400,000 civilians remain trapped inside the city.

“We don’t have the resources necessary to support these people. Unfortunately our program is only 8 percent funded,” Guteress told media.

Local residents complained to Guterres about the quality of drinking water and poor living conditions in tents frequented by mice and insects.

Earlier, a UN report had said that more than 300 civilians were killed by US-led air strikes, ISIS bombs and snipers, shelling and fighting in the advance on western Mosul.

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