IRIN highlights IOM Iraq's involvement in aiding IDPs from the Mosul Crisis

"Cash-strapped aid agencies are scrambling to respond to an escalating humanitarian crisis after Islamist militants seized control of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, forcing an estimated half a million people to flee towards the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan in the space of days.

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said it had received varying accounts about how many people have been displaced from Mosul and other violence-hit areas in the last week, but the International Organization for Migration estimated as many as 500,000 had been displaced in just a few days."

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