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Partially destroyed area in Iraq.

Islamic State Devastation

As the battle continues for Mosul, the Islamic State's last major stronghold in Iraq, signs of the violence that ISIS wreaked on a nearby village remain. Since the Iraqi military began retaking Mosul on Oct. 17, 2016, more than 144,500 people have been displaced, most of them in desperate need, according to U.N. figures. A ministry based in Iraq is providing refugees in camps outside Mosul with food, clothes, medications, heaters, blankets, tents, clean water, infant formula and diapers, as well as Bibles and Christian coloring books. "We need almost everything," said the director of the ministry, which can purchase items locally. "Needs are not being met, and people are struggling. There are a lot of people and organizations helping, but it's like a drop of water in the sea."

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