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WHO Warns Of Increased Risk Of Disease Outbreaks Among Civilians Trapped In Iraq’s Besieged City Of Fallujah

Reuters: Civilians stuck inside IS-held Fallujah at risk of disease: WHO
“Tens of thousands of civilians stranded inside Islamic State-controlled Fallujah are at risk of disease outbreaks as Iraqi government forces press their assault to retake the city, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Thursday…” (Hameed, 6/16).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency expresses concern over disease outbreaks in besieged city of Fallujah
“The low level of immunity coupled with poor hygiene conditions raises the risk of disease outbreaks, such as measles, in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, where more than 42,000 people have been displaced since the beginning of military operations in May…” (6/16).

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