New UNHCR camp opens as West Mosul displacement intensifies

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The UN refugee agency, has opened a new camp in Hammam al-Alil to house thousands of newly-displaced Iraqis who continue to flee the military offensive in western Mosul. The first 500 families began arriving at Hammam al-Alil 2 camp today. Each household, depending on family size, will receive a tent and other basic items including blankets, mats, a cooker, solar light and kitchen set. To date, some 2,500 tents are ready, enough to shelter more than 15,000 individuals. A second phase of the camp is nearing completion and the site will have total capacity for up to 30,000 people. The site, including an adjacent government camp, is full and many families have moved to other camps and areas east of Mosul where there is more space. The new camp, Hammam al-Alil 2 will mean new arrivals can be hosted closer to their areas of origin.

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