It is unclear how many of Falluja’s 300,000 inhabitants chose to stay or were unable to flee but the Red Cresent believes they will have been in desperate need of food and medicine.
The organisation brought the first convoy of aid to the city since the operation began five days ago. Five trucks and three ambulances arrived at the main hospital in the west of the city. But the humanitarian group did not believe this convoy would meet all the needs of the city’s residents. Thousands are said to be set up in camps around Falluja. It is also still unknown how many civilians have been killed in the fighting.