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Al Jazeera 16 Nov 2020

NGOs blast Iraqi decision to close IDP camps amid pandemic

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Several camps housing people who fled the war against ISIL (ISIS) have been closed down in Iraq.
Many families who were in the camps had a family member who joined ISIL, making them reluctant to return to their communities, who they are afraid will reject them.
Aid groups and other non-governmental organisations say the closures have been rushed and could leave tens of thousands of people homeless during a pandemic and at the onset of winter.

Al Jazeera's Simona Foltyn reports from Iraq's northern Nineveh province.


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