There are over one million civilians left in the city, and many have been encouraged to flee their homes for safety. Recognising the impending humanitarian crisis, our team has also spent time developing a reception centre and aid distribution plan for families that cross the border from ISIS territory into Iraqi Kurdistan.
This is just the beginning. As we see more families cross the Nineveh plains, need for developed receiving points grows - a place where they can get fundamental aid: water, blankets, food, tea, basic medical care and smaller shelters for overnight stays. Our hope, prayer, and continued endeavour is towards creating a dignified, joyful space, while they wait to transition to more permanent UN camps.
In moving closer to the frontline and one of the origins of the refugee crisis, our prayer is that we can bring compassion and the Kingdom even further into Mosul and the greater Middle East, and that doors for sharing hope continue to open.