Iraq in photos: Children flee fighting

As the assault on Mosul, Iraq, continues, thousands of children and families are being forced to flee fighting, leaving their homes behind.

Kirkuk, Iraq. 16th October, 2016. Two boys play at Dibis checkpoint near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
A young boy plays at Dibis checkpoint near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, where people have fled fighting around Hawija.

 

20 October 2016. Qayyarah, Iraq. Smoke billows from oil wells set alight by retreating IS fighters near the town of Qayyarah, about 50 miles (80 kilometres) to the south of Mosul. Save the Children distributed water and emergency supplies to about 300 families at the abandoned Romana school. Many families said they had fled fighting between Iraqi forces and IS in the village of Al Hawd, 8 kilometres (5 miles) north of Qayarrah. Much of the town is veiled in a thick plume of black smoke from burning oil wells set alight by retreating IS fighters.
Smoke billows from oil wells set alight by retreating IS fighters near the town of Qayyarah, about 50 miles to the south of Mosul.

 

20 October 2016. Qayyarah, Iraq. A Save the Children field staff member talks to a crowd of displaced people before distributing water and emergency supplies to about 300 families at the abandoned Romana school in Qayyarah, about 50 miles (80 kilometres) south of Mosul. Many families said they had fled fighting between Iraqi forces and IS in the village of Al Hawd, 8 kilometres (5 miles) north of Qayarrah. The town is veiled in a thick plume of black smoke from burning oil wells set alight by retreating IS fighters.
A Save the Children field staff member talks to a crowd of displaced people before distributing water and emergency supplies to about 300 families.

 

20 October 2016. Qayyarah, Iraq. A boy runs with his family carrying bottled water distributed by Save the Children. The charity delivered water and emergency supplies to about 300 families at the abandoned Romana school in Qayyarah, about 50 miles (80 kilometres) south of Mosul. Many families said they had fled fighting between Iraqi forces and IS in the village of Al Hawd, 8 kilometres (5 miles) north of Qayarrah. The town is veiled in a thick plume of black smoke from burning oil wells set alight by retreating IS fighters.
A boy runs with his family carrying bottled water distributed by Save the Children.

 

20 October 2016. Qayyarah, Iraq. Three-year-old Ali* is pictured with his face covered in grime from burning oil wells at the abandoned Romana school in Qayyarah, about 50 miles (80 kilometres) south of Mosul. Save the Children distributed water and emergency supplies to about 300 families at the school. Many families said they had fled fighting between Iraqi forces and IS in the village of Al Hawd, 8 kilometres (5 miles) north of Qayarrah. The town is veiled in a thick plume of black smoke from burning oil wells set alight by retreating IS fighters.
Three-year-old Ali* is covered in grime from burning oil wells, set on fire by IS.

 

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A woman and child south of Mosul.

 

20 October 2016. Qayyarah, Iraq. An abandoned classroom is pictured at the Romana school in Qayyarah, about 50 miles (80 kilometres) south of Mosul. Save the Children distributed water and emergency supplies to about 300 families at the school. Many families say they fled the village of Al Hawd, 8 kilometres (5 miles) north of Qayarrah. The town is veiled in a thick plume of black smoke from burning oil wells set alight by retreating IS fighters.
Qayyarah, Iraq.  An abandoned classroom.

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