By Rotary International Today marked the start of the battle to take control of Mosul back from the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS. The city is the group’s last major stronghold in Iraq. But humanitarian aid agencies have known about the U.S.-led Iraqi operation, giving them an unusual opportunity to prepare for the crisis.
“It is rare for the world to get early warning of a vast human catastrophe,” says Chris Warham, chief executive of ShelterBox. “The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees issued a paper in July saying this would likely be the biggest humanitarian crisis of the year — and we better… …read more