HASSAN SHAM CAMP, Iraq – The United Nations chief is calling for more funding for U.N. programs in Iraq, saying international solidarity is needed with the people of Mosul.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited a camp for displaced persons about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of Mosul on Friday. He says: "These people have suffered enormously and they go on suffering."
Guterres said U.N. programs were funded at only 8 percent in Iraq this year.
An estimated 215,000 people are currently displaced as a result of the ongoing military operations to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group, according to the U.N.