West Mosul: Ghost Town

Region-Country: 
Iraq
Date Publish: 
14 Jul 2017

The military crisis may be over in Mosul city, but the humanitarian calamity continues. To help people return, the city needs tremendous humanitarian assistance. Massive destruction meets the eye across West Mosul. Roads are wrecked. Electricity services are broken. The water system is damaged. And most schools are impaired. Medical needs are enormous, with only one hospital functioning in West Mosul. Even the Medical City, the largest health facility there, is in complete ruins.  The task is enormous, and the challenge of reconstruction will not be possible without significant international aid.

Photo by Raber Y. Aziz / UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017