Middle East VIDEO: Mosul children eat Iraqi army's leftover food

VIDEO: Mosul children eat Iraqi army's leftover food
Displaced children in Mosul, northern Iraq, eating food left-over by the Iraqi army in the area, Nov. 30, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24)

MOSUL, Iraq (Kurdistan24) – Children in the newly liberated neighborhoods of Mosul in northern Iraq are forced to eat food left by the Iraqi troops.

Following the launch of the Mosul offensive on Oct. 17, several civilians have been displaced.

One of the main adversaries the civilians face is the lack of food and water in the area.

Humanitarian organizations aim to provide basic needs to the displaced people inside the city such as food, water, and shelter.

However, the aid often arrives late due to security issues and various locations IDPs are forced to move.

In the footage below, Hoshmand Sadiq, a Kurdistan24 correspondent, interviews a 70-year-old woman who is disappointed after failing to obtain food from the Iraqi security forces in the area. 

Children are another victim of the war who, as shown in the video, are forced to eat the leftover food of the Iraqi army.

Additionally, the children’s skins are highly affected and under the risk of infection by serious diseases. 

 

 

Editing by Karzan Sulaivany