GENEVA, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) Monday said it is extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation facing families in western Mosul, where more than 750,000 people are living in dire conditions.
A recent WFP survey has found that food in western Mosul has become scarce as supply lines have been cut, and that prices of all food items have gone up significantly. As most families have been without income for the past two-and-a-half years, many people are struggling to feed their families.
WFP said due to increased fighting, people are afraid to leave their homes, making it even more difficult to search for essential food items.
"WFP is monitoring the frontlines and remains ready to provide immediate food assistance as soon as families can be reached safely," said WFP Iraq Representative and Country Director Sally Haydock.
He appealed to all parties of the conflict to facilitate immediate and unimpeded humanitarian access to all Iraqis in need of assistance.