UN and partners scale up humanitarian response to growing needs

As fighting continues in west Mosul, humanitarian partners continue to respond to rising displacement and provide basic assistance to families in newly accessible areas, where conditions allow. 

Where access inside west Mosul city allows humanitarian partners to reach civilians, displaced families are provided with ready-to-eat food rations. 

Resident or returning families in the area are provided dry food rations [i.e. to cook themselves]. 

Almost 62,000 people in 14 west Mosul neighbourhoods have received ready-to-eat food rations to date; 64,000 people in eleven west Mosul neighbourhoods have received dry food rations. 

West Mosul has been cut off from its main supply route since November 2016, and remains largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors. 

In western Mosul city, many neighbourhoods face chronic water shortages, with many people drinking untreated water. 

Humanitarians are concerned over an increased number of displaced children arriving from western Mosul with diarrhoea. 

Shortages of clean drinking water have likely been exacerbated by ISIL’s recent attacks on the Badush water treatment plant, western Mosul’s largest functioning treatment plant. 

Ensuring water treatment and sewage treatment facilities in Mosul are operational remains a top priority for the UN and humanitarian partners.
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