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Iraq: UN team visits camp for families who have fled Ramadi fighting

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By Euronews
Iraq: UN team visits camp for families who have fled Ramadi fighting

<p>A senior UN delegation has visited camps in Baghdad for Iraq’s internally-displaced people – 2.7 million of whom have fled their homes since January last year.</p> <p>Lise Grande, Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, toured a camp for families from Ramadi. </p> <p>In the past two weeks alone, an estimated 114,000 people have poured out of the western city, as <span class="caps">ISIL</span> militants moved in.</p> <p>Humanitarian agencies are doing their best to accommodate those caught up in the vast exodus.</p> <p>It comes as Iraqi security forces pursue efforts to rout <span class="caps">ISIL</span> from Ramadi.</p> <p>They have regained some ground amid fierce fighting that often boils down to tough guerrilla warfare.</p> <p>Iraqi troops and Shi’ite militias expelled the insurgents from the city of Tikrit this month but their attack on Ramadi illustrates the extremists’ resilience.</p>