United Nations expects the displacement of a quarter of a million people from the city of Mosul Wednesday 22 February 2017 | 15:28 |

BAGHDAD / .. I expected the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), on Wednesday, the displacement of a quarter of a million people with the start of military operations in the west of the city of Mosul.

According to a statement of the Commission spokesman Matthew Seltmarc seen, "Eye of Iraq News," he said, "is estimated to the displacement of about a quarter of a million people is impossible to accommodate them on land available at the present time."

The statement added that "This is pushing the Commission towards identifying other land can be used Kmekhemat change places with the front lines to fight."

"The Commission has eight open or ready camps at present in addition to another camp under construction," noting that "it is planning to start work on the preparation of camps at another site south of Mosul."

He pointed to "the displacement of more than 217 people since the start of military operations in the 17 of October for the Liberation of Nineveh province, of whom about 160 thousand people are still homeless."

He went on that ", while others returned to their homes in the newly liberated areas the situation remains variable and terrifying course for trapped or affected by fighting."

Seltmarc warned of deteriorating conditions in the west of the city of Mosul densely populated areas appealing to the parties concerned that attaches importance to the protection of civilians in military planning activities during the battle, as was the case in eastern Mosul. http://aynaliraqnews.com/index.php?aa=news&id22=71927