MOSUL — Around 4,000 people from the newly liberated areas near Mosul have been displaced since the beginning of the operation of liberating the city.
According to a statement of Iraq's Minister of Migration and Displacement, 3,802 people have fled their homes in the areas recently liberated from the Islamic State (IS) militants near Mosul. On Sunday alone, 904 people were transferred from Bashiq front to Zalikan IDP camp in Shekhan district in southern Mosul.
Jasim Attiyah, the ministry's spokesperson said that the camps already built for the people likely to be displaced due to Mosul operation can hold up to 300,000 IDPs.
The UN’s refugee agency previously warned about a humanitarian crisis amid the Mosul operation, expecting more than half a million civilians risking their lives to escape the war in Mosul and find refuge in other areas, mainly in the Kurdistan Region.