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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01840-N
Date : 21/06/2017
Country/Region : IRAQ
Title : Mosul, Iraq : nowhere safe for civilians as battle intensifies
Duration : 00:02:55
Director : ALZAWQARI, Sarah
Editor : FOULKES, Imogen
Person appearing :
VERSLOOT, Guido Serge (physiothérapeute, CICR)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
Production reference : AV655N
Description : The battle for Mosul is growing fiercer every day. In the narrow streets of the city’s old quarter, tens of thousands of civilians are still trapped. Staying could mean dying, but trying to escape could mean dying too. To get out, Mosul’s families: men, women and children, have to run a gauntlet of shells, bombs, and bullets.
The ICRC is supporting Mosul General Hospital, now just a few hundred metres from the fighting. Patients are flooding in.
Mosul General Hospital once treated sprained wrists, and delivered babies. Today, almost every patient has been wounded in the conflict. The injuries caused when wars are fought in densely populated cities like Mosul are terrible, as ICRC nurse Ruth Mudasisan explains.
The ICRC is calling on all parties to the conflict to do their utmost to protect civilians. The scars from a battle like the one taking place in Mosul are often, especially for the youngest, mental as well as physical.
Mosul’s children will need a lot of support. Many have lost their homes, some have lost their parents too. The ICRC is trying to support war affected children to cope with a life that has changed forever.
Mosul’s children have no role in the conflict, they are not aggressors, or defenders, but simply children. It is up to all the warring parties to do everything they can to ensure that children are protected, that they remain unharmed. They are, after all, Mosul’s future.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Mosul, Iraq : nowhere safe for civilians as battle intensifies
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422