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700,000 will need aid once Mosul offensive starts: UN

The UN said Thursday it expected at least 700,000 people in Iraq's second city of Mosul would need assistance once an expected offensive on the Islamic State group stronghold begins. "Mosul has the potential to be one the largest... disasters of many, many years," warned Bruno Geddo, the United Nation's refugee agency's main representative in Iraq. Iraq is already facing one of the world's biggest displacement crises, with around 3.
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