Mosul refugees suffer from summer heatwave

Heatstroke, hypertension and dehydration are the new threats facing refugees who fled the Iraqi city.

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    Heatstroke, hypertension and dehydration are the new threats facing refugees who fled the Iraqi city of Mosul after government forces claimed victory in the battle over the last stronghold held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) in the country.

    As summer temperatures soar in northern Iraq, thousands of families are living in camps without any electricity to help them keep cool.

    Many of them do not have a home to return to in Mosul and fear ongoing violence in the city, which was devastated by the conflict.


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