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mosul's growing humanitarian crisis as bad as feared

closeskip in skipxembedxshare a sea of tents stretches to the horizon at a camp for displaced near mosul but ahmed hassan says he and 17 relatives have to sleep outside because there is no room. tens of thousands of civilians have poured into camps set up around mosul as iraqi forces battle to retake the city from islamic state group jihadists. video provided by afp newslooka young iraqi refugee, who fled from mosul, looks on in a camp in al-hol, near iraq's border in syria's northeastern hassakeh province, on march 13, 2017.(photo: delil souleiman, afp/getty images) 10 connectlinkedinemailmorehamam al-alil, iraq — the flight of tens of thousands of iraqis from the besieged city of mosul would create a humanitarian crisis, the united nations predicted. now that stark warning has turned out to be cruelly accurate.thousands are sleeping on the ground outside an overflowing refugee camp in this town near mosul, and a thousand more arrive every few hours to wait for spaces. food, water and medicine are increasingly scarce, refugees said."this is my blanket," said khalil ibrahim, 45, gesturing to his dusty clothing. "this is all that i have."ibrahim, a farmer from the outskirts of western mosul, arrived at the camp with 40 relatives last week. the patch of land where he sleeps outside a semi-collapsed building is already filled with 500 people.gen. bashar ahmed, an official with the iraqi ministry of defense, said that the hamam al-...