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Displaced yearn for Mosul return amid deteriorating camp conditions

11:29am EDT - 01:20

Displaced Iraqis from Mosul deal with a lack of food in overcrowded relief camps as the number of those fleeing their homes continues to increase. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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BROADCAST AND DIGITAL RESTRICTIONS~** Broadcasters: NONE Digital: ** NONE~ ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Displaced Iraqis from Mosul spoke of the harsh conditions in Khazer camp, near Mosul, as the gruelling battles between Iraqi forces and Islamic State inside the war-torn city continues. Many residents fleeing Mosul are complaining of lack of food and products inside the overcrowded camps and are asking to be allowed to return to their homes in the city. Iraq's immigration minister, Jassim Mohammed, said on March 20 that the number of displaced people from both sides of the city since the start of the campaign had reached 355,000. The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) recently opened a new camp that filled up within a week and is building another in Hammam al-Alil to received thousands more families. Tens of thousands of residents are still trapped in homes around Mosul's Old City, where local people say jihadist fighters are using them as human shields.

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Displaced yearn for Mosul return amid deteriorating camp conditions

11:29am EDT - 01:20