Still no aid. No chance to move on. No future. And still they thrive.

Spending time with families broken by war, now living in collapsed houses,
seeing small children walking 5 km. through rubble to get to school,
helping a mother cross the city on foot with a dying infant,

Looking at the apocalyptic scale of destruction all around,
shrouded by the decay of bodies still unrecovered
one year after victory over ISIS was declared,

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Standing in front of the burned buildings of Mosul General Hospital, overcrowded and under-equipped, and still the only functioning medical facility in this devastated city,

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the doctors helping this mother had to ask… has the world truly failed Mosul? Where are the promises of help to rebuild broken homes and shattered lives?

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The fight is not over. Let us be part of their struggle to survive. Let us be part of their work to build back their city.

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Edessa Ramos

Humanitarian Safety and Security, Social Entrepreneur, Capacity-Builder, Emergency Responder

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