Time is Ticking for Mosul's Children

The Iraqi Government is expected to make its move to retake the city of Mosul, currently held by the so-called Islamic State, in October 2016.

The battle for control is likely to be fierce and prolonged. In addition to the risk of mass civilian casualties, the military offensive could trigger the displacement of up to 1.5 million people – potentially the largest and fastest single displacement of people ever recorded.

Time is Ticking for Mosul's Children highlights the extreme risks that children could be exposed to from the fighting, the life-threatening journeys they are likely to face in their search for safety and the challenging reality they may face once they are displaced.

This briefing outlines immediate measures the international community must take in order to avert a child protection crisis - and a humanitarian catastrophe

Published 2016-10-12

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Publication year
2016
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Iraq
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Child Protection

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Publication year
2016
Format
pdf, 14p.
Country
Iraq
Our thematic areas
Child Protection