Many people were stranded for several days waiting in searing heat to cross Bzebiz bridge, the main entry point from Anbar province into Baghdad. The bottleneck at the bridge has eased, but UNHCR teams report that the requirement for displaced people to have a local sponsor in Baghdad remains a concern.
@ UNHCR/G. Ohara
More than 180,000 people are estimated to have been displaced from Ramadi since hostilities began in early April. 85 percent of this latest wave of displaced remain in Anbar governorate.