Almost 650,000 people in Mosul left without water after pipeline was hit during fighting between Iraqi forces and ISIL.
Almost 1.5 million people are still living in Mosul [Reuters]

FAST FACTS

  • About 40 percent of Mosul population – 650,000 people – facing water shortage
  • UN coordinator concerned about lack of food
  • Prices to double in short term as Mosul siege develops
  • Longer the battle the more families will suffer

Fighting between Iraqi forces and ISIL fighters has cut water supplies across a large part of Mosul, affecting 40 percent of residents in the city where poorer families are already struggling to feed themselves.

Water was cut to 650,000 people when a pipeline was hit during fighting between ISIL and the Iraqi government forces trying to crush them in their northern

Credit: aljazeera