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'The road smelled of dead bodies' - People fleeing Tal Afar tell of death in the desert

Traumatised women and children fleeing the Tal Afar district have told Oxfam how people died walking for days through the desert in 50C heat to reach safety. ...

Reaction to the launch of an offensive to retake Tal Afar from ISIS

Responding to today's announcement by the government of Iraq that they have launched a major push to retake the city of Tal Afar from ISIS, Oxfam's Deputy Country Director in Iraq, Haissam...

Reaction to news that Mosul has been retaken

Responding to an announcement by the Iraqi Security Forces on 9th July 2017 that they have retaken the city of Mosul from ISIS, Oxfam's Country Director in Iraq, Andres Gonzalez said:'The...

Reaction to news that Mosul has been retaken

Responding to an announcement by the Iraqi Security Forces on 9th July 2017 that they have retaken the city of Mosul from ISIS, Oxfam's Country Director in Iraq, Andres Gonzalez said: 'The...

People fleeing Mosul offensive need genuinely safe escape routes

Commenting on news reports this weekend that Iraqi security forces are asking people to leave the Old City of Mosul as a new offensive has been launched, Oxfam's Country Director in Iraq, Andres...

Fears for 750,000 people trapped in western Mosul as battle draws near

An estimated 750,000 people are trapped in western Mosul without any safe means of escape from the latest military offensive that could start any day, Oxfam warned today. Humanitarian conditions...

Population three quarters the size of UK in need of aid across Middle East

More than 47 million people are in need of humanitarian aid in the Middle East at the close of 2016, equivalent to three quarters of the UK population, Oxfam said today. ...

‘We just came from the dead’ – families describe their escape from Mosul as the number fleeing triples

Families are suffering appalling injuries and traumas to escape the fighting in Mosul as the number fleeing more than triples in the space of a week. Oxfam and other humanitarian agencies are working...

Future of 1.2 million civilians in Mosul hangs in the balance, aid agencies warn

As foreign ministers prepare to discuss the Mosul offensive in Paris today, Oxfam along with Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee and the Norwegian Refugee Council have released...

Civilians risk getting caught in crossfire as Mosul offensive intensifies

Hundreds of thousands of civilians risk being caught in crossfire as the offensive to retake Mosul and surrounding areas from ISIS intensifies, Oxfam said today. ...

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