hasan / by Maranie Staab

hasan, age 41 and from west mosul, waits to be seen by the medical team operating inside of the hasansham camp for displaced mosawlis. hasan is one of tens of thousands of those recently displaced from the Iraqi city of Mosul.

opened at the beginning of May, the Hasansham camp is the 12th UNHCR IDP (internally displaced persons) camp opened to shelter those that have been displaced from Mosul. .

According to government figures, cumulatively, more than 610,000 people have been displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since October, when the military offensive began, including 434,000 individuals displaced from western Mosul since mid-February. An estimated 132,000 people have since returned to their areas of origin. Families who have fled western Mosul speak of worsening conditions as fighting has intensified, with extreme shortages of food, fuel and water