While many residents have fled an ongoing battle to retake Iraq’s second city, thousands of families displaced in Mosul are struggling to find food, water and remain in the firing line. With photos by Ivor Prickett. Read here.
Outside the Saint Shmony Church the bells are ringing over a deserted town. Christmas Eve mass has just finished and the congregation file past the wooden pews, out through large iron doors and into the rainy courtyard. It’s cold but there is a sense of joy and relief to be back. Read here.
Lacking food and medical care, families from the town of Hawija are braving minefields on foot to reach safety in UNHCR camp. Read here. Photograph by Ivor Prickett
At a field hospital on Mosul’s eastern edge, wounded children arrive to be treated by volunteer medics. Isis is attacking civilians trapped inside the city and now the death toll is rising, including children slain the group as they try to escape their homes on the front line. Read here. Photograph by Ivor Prickett for UNHCR.