Iraq: Thousands of Christians flee northern Iraq
Malteser International healthcare in the region forced to pull back
Karamless, Iraq, 8 August, 2014
Baharka refugee camp, near Mosul, north Iraq
Thousands of Christians are fleeing from the armed conflicts and death threats as IS militants move to control the region around Mosul, northern Iraq. Malteser International, the Order of Malta relief agency, has supported the Karamless health centre near Mosul since 2003.
Yesterday, in the face of the IS militants’ advance, the medical centre was forced to close.
Medical centre, Karamless, north Iraq, last month