Aid groups brace for Mosul humanitarian crisis

Aid groups and diplomats in northern Iraq expect ongoing military operations dislodging the Islamic State group from Mosul to produce a potentially catastrophic humanitarian crisis. Professionals on the ground told Devex they are ready to meet the immediate needs of the up to 1 million who could be displaced by the fighting. But the medium- and long-term future is less clear.

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  • Elizabeth Dickinson

    Elizabeth Dickinson is a former associate editor at Devex. Based in the Middle East, she has previously served as Gulf correspondent for The National, assistant managing editor at Foreign Policy, and Nigeria correspondent at The Economist. Her writing also appeared in The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Politico Magazine, and Newsweek, among others.