Iraq's humanitarian workers brace for Mosul influx

Iraq's humanitarian workers brace for Mosul influx
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Erbil, Iraq - A military operation to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group could produce the largest civilian displacement anywhere in the world this year, according to the United Nations - but critics say the UN and Kurdish authorities are unprepared for the influx.

Last month, an offensive by Iraqi forces near Makhmour - which stalled shortly after it started - displaced more than 1,900 Iraqis from three villages, overwhelming the Kurdish Peshmerga's limited facilities for screening civilians displaced from areas controlled by ISIL, also known as ISIS.

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