What country is Mosul in?
Mosul, the capital of Ninewa Province, is located about 350 km north of Baghdad on the banks of the Tigris River. in 2014, it was taken over by ISIS, during the occupation and the battle for Mosul, buildings and infrastructure were destroyed, centuries-old mosques and churches burned down or severely damaged. Many residents fled – within the country or abroad.
According to the IOM, around 5 million people have already returned to their hometowns since the defeat of ISIS in September 2017. In March 2022, around EUR 1.18 million will apply. Iraqis continue to be internally displaced, around 15% of internally displaced persons live in refugee camps, 75% in other accommodation, of which about 9% in emergency accommodation (informal settlements, abandoned buildings, etc.). For them, the reconstruction of houses, roads, schools, hospitals, electricity and water supply is a decisive reason to return to their homeland. But many still fear violent clashes – the security situation is volatile.
Is Mosul Kurdish or Arab?
What is Mosul Iraq known for?
Is it safe to visit Mosul?