Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Lise Grande in her interview with Reuters said that the battle in Mosul would lead to the fact that one million people could lose their homes, and hundreds of thousands of people would be used as “human shields”.
Earlier, Deputy of UN Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Stephen O’Brien, speaking at the Security Council, stressed that during the military operation for the liberation of Mosul the safety of its residents would be in danger. He also said about the need to provide them with humanitarian aid as soon as possible.
Thus, according to the United Nations, in October, as a result of terrorists’ activity and US-led coalition’s air attacks it was killed about 2 000 people.
It also should be mentioned that despite of the statements of the UN representatives, nothing has been done.