Mosul: UN humanitarian efforts stretched over influx of IDPs

Almost half a million people have fled Mosul city since the start of the operation to push ISIL out launched six months ago. The UN says it is stretched to its limits and fears for the 400,000 unable to leave the western part of the city.

    Almost half a million people have fled the Iraqi city of Mosul since the start of the operation to push ISIL out launched six months ago.

    The United Nations says it is stretched to its limits and fears for the 400,000 civilians unable to leave the western part of the city.

    Al Jazeera's Alexi O'Brien reports.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Can Muslim leaders alter Trump's Jerusalem decision?

    Can Muslim leaders alter Trump's Jerusalem decision?

    Turkish president calls Jerusalem a 'red line' as he hosts an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit in Istanbul.

    'Beaten' Palestinian boy in viral photo charged

    'Beaten' Palestinian boy in viral photo charged

    Fawzi al-Junaidi, 16, denies accusations of throwing stones and protesting, saying he was severely beaten by Israelis.

    Donald Trump: A president swallowed by history

    Donald Trump: A president swallowed by history

    The US has tried and failed to create a capital for another state before. "Israeli" Jerusalem will be the next Saigon.