Mosul Medics: Saving lives on the frontline
A severely malnourished two-month-old baby receives emergency treatment a trauma stabilisation point less than a kilometre from the frontline on the edge of Mosul's Old City, Iraq, on June 21, 2017.
Medics from international medical NGOs Global Response Management and Academy of Emergency Medicine, together with Iraqi forces medics, worked day and night to treat sick and injured civilians, many of whom show signs of severe malnutrition after enduring months without enough food, water and fuel.
Many of the patients described the brutal conditions inside the Old City where they survived on dirty river water and very little food. "We've had no food for 9 months, since the city was surrounded", explained Hadr, a 29-year-old biologist. "There is no food in the markets, only some cow meat which is very expensive. We bought rice before the city was surrounded but now it's finished."