The United Nations will resume its humanitarian operations in East Mosul 19 Feb
UN 16 Feb. /Offset. TASS Oleg Zelenin/. The UN on Sunday to resume humanitarian operations in Eastern Mosul, interrupted earlier this week after a series of attacks and terrorist attacks. This was stated to journalists by the Deputy of the official representative of the Secretary-General of the world organization Farhan Haq.
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According to him, the decision to resume operations in Mosul was made after the assessment of the security situation. “The(humanitarian) mission will be resumed on Sunday,” said hack . He noted that despite the suspension of work of the UN, partner organizations continued to provide assistance to the population.
As the Deputy of the official representative of the Secretary General, humanitarian personnel are currently focused on resolving the acute shortage of medicines in the Eastern parts of the city liberated from the control of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). Earlier this week it was also reported shortages of potable water in Mosul.
The UN announced the suspension of operations in East Mosul on February 14. As explained Farhan Haq, the decision was made due to the frequent attacks by unmanned aerial vehicles. In addition, he recalled the terrorist attack, arranged by a suicide bomber in one of the restaurants in the quarter ez-Zuhur.
Mosul, the second largest city of Iraq, more than two years under the control of the IG. The ground phase of the operation on his release began on 17 October last year. It involves government forces, Shiite militia and Kurdish Peshmerga. They are supported by the Iraqi air force and coalition aircraft led by the United States.