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WFP Delivers Food To Iraqi Families Displaced From Mosul

Esmat Ahmed at a youth center in Qasrok where he will receive WFP food assistance for him and his family. Copyright: WFP/Mohammed Al-Bahbahani

As violence escalates in Mosul and neighbouring cities in northern Iraq, thousands of people are fleeing their homes in search of safety.  Esmat Ahmed, an Iraqi man in his late twenties, left his house and belongings in Hay El Baker village in Mosul last month. He braved the scorching heat and closed-off roads to walk to the neighbouring town of Qasrok, located in the Kurdistan region of Iraq where he now shares a small rented apartment with 14 other family members.