Inside east Mosul’s growing healthcare emergency

Tom Westcott
Freelance journalist based in Libya, and regular IRIN contributor

MOSUL, 2 February 2017

Amina screams as a nurse peels bandages off the lacerations and sores that cover her chest and left leg. Her aunt helps medical staff pin the 13-year-old down on a bed as the nurse squeezes puss from the infected wounds, before roughly rinsing them with iodine.

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