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UN chief calls for more help for people fleeing Mosul

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By Seamus Kearney
UN chief calls for more help for people fleeing Mosul

<p>There is a call for more international aid to help the tens of thousands of people fleeing the fighting in Mosul.</p> <p>It comes from the UN Secretary General as he visited one of the camps set up outside the city. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">'Historic moment for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Iraq?src=hash">#Iraq</a>,' says <a href="https://twitter.com/antonioguterres"><code>antonioguterres</a>; hopeful that &#39;battle for the liberation of Mosul soon complete&#39; <a href="https://t.co/xxjgRyFsuK">https://t.co/xxjgRyFsuK</a> <a href="https://t.co/bsawONpeGR">pic.twitter.com/bsawONpeGR</a></p>&mdash; UN News Centre (</code>UN_News_Centre) <a href="https://twitter.com/UN_News_Centre/status/847580531294425088">March 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Antonio Guterres told reporters: “These people have suffered enormously and they go on suffering, and we need more solidarity from the international community. </p> <p>“There is a huge effort by the regional government, a huge effort by the <span class="caps">NGO</span>s, a huge effort by the UN agencies.</p> <p>“This is the moment in which the international community needs to express deep solidarity with Iraq.”</p> <p>Authorities have been struggling to provide adequate shelter for the flow of people fleeing Mosul. </p> <p>Authorities say at least 350,000 people have left the city but some 400,000 civilians remain trapped in parts of Mosul where fighting continues.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“There was no food in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Mosul?src=hash">#Mosul</a>.” Meet a young family who risked their lives to escape war <a href="https://t.co/fv94wC3QBk">pic.twitter.com/fv94wC3QBk</a></p>— UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) <a href="https://twitter.com/Refugees/status/847493144128004097">March 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>