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Members of a family holding a white flag walk away from soldiers of the Iraqi Special Forces' 2nd division pushing through the Arbagiah neighbourhood

Members of a family holding a white flag walk away from soldiers of the Iraqi Special Forces' 2nd division pushing through the Arbagiah neighbourhood of Mosul as they make their way to their house in the Samah area on November 12, 2016. Elite Iraqi forces were engaged in.

Humanitarian agencies call for protection of civilians in Mosul

15/11/2016 10:20

Innocent civilians in the embattled city of Mosul are being caught in the crossfire and isolated from the outside world. The Norwegian Refugee Council is calling for greater protection of civilians trapped inside of Mosul.

A displaced woman from Mosul runs to grab humanitarian packages

A displaced woman from Mosul runs to grab humanitarian packages

CRS Iraq assisting displaced people fleeing Mosul

26/10/2016 13:29

Humanitarian aid agencies in Iraq, including CAFOD and Catholic Relief Services are working against the clock to assist those affected by fighting in the besieged city of Mosul.

Pope Francis waves after delivering his message to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's square, during the Angelus Sunday prayer at the Vatican on October

Pope Francis waves after delivering his message to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's square, during the Angelus Sunday prayer at the Vatican on October 23, 2016

Pope Francis: Angelus appeal for Mosul

23/10/2016 12:57

Pope Francis made an appeal for the safety of citizens trapped inside the embattled Iraqi city of Mosul on Sunday

An Iraqi woman and child flee from clashes in Qayyarah, south of Mosul

An Iraqi woman and child flee from clashes in Qayyarah, south of Mosul, as Iraqi forces move to retake the city from so-called Islamic State militants

Caritas warns of heavy civilian casualties in Mosul conflict

19/10/2016 18:33

The head of the Catholic aid and development agency, Caritas Internationalis, has warned the conflict in the Iraqi city of Mosul will cause heavy civilian casualties and will not be “a clean war” to rid the city of so-called Islamic State militants

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako

Archbishop of Baghdad appeals for unity in Iraq

19/10/2016 15:45

As Iraqi troops move on Mosul to liberate the strategic city from the so-called Islamic State, the Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church, has called for peace and national unity in Iraq.

A Syrian man cooks on a makeshift fire at a refugee camp. Pope Francis' visit to Georgia shines a spotlight on sufferings of Christians in Syria and I

A Syrian man cooks on a makeshift fire at a refugee camp. Pope Francis' visit to Georgia shines a spotlight on sufferings of Christians in Syria and Iraq.

Pope shines spotlight on suffering of Christians in Syria, Iraq

29/09/2016 15:30

Pope Francis will focus the spotlight on the suffering Christian communities in Syria and Iraq as he visits a Chaldean church in Georgia at the start of his 16th pastoral journey abroad

Humanitarian Nineveh Relief Organisation

The Humanitarian Nineveh Relief Organisation provides urgent medical services for people displaced by the conflict in Iraq

Pope supports Nineveh Relief doctors caring for displaced Iraqis

09/09/2016 16:47

Pope Francis has provided practical support to the Humanitarian “Nineveh Relief” Organization, founded in November 2015 to provide medical services to all displaced people in the Kurdistan region

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