Iraqi children fleeing violence in the northern Nineveh province sleep in a tent at a temporary camp in Aski kalak, 40 kms West of Arbil, in the autonomous Kurdistan region, on June 12, 2014. Thousands of people who fled Iraq's second city of Mosul after it was overrun by jihadists wait in the blistering heat, hoping to enter the safety of the nearby Kurdish region and furious at Baghdad's failure to help them.  many as half a million people are thought to have fled Mosul, which was captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Tuesday after a spectacular assault that routed the army. AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMED        (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)Iraqi children fleeing violence in the northern Nineveh province sleep in a tent at a temporary camp in Aski kalak, 40 kms West of Arbil, in the autonomous Kurdistan region, on June 12, 2014. Thousands of people who fled Iraq's second city of Mosul after it was overrun by jihadists wait in the blistering heat, hoping to enter the safety of the nearby Kurdish region and furious at Baghdad's failure to help them.  many as half a million people are thought to have fled Mosul, which was captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Tuesday after a spectacular assault that routed the army. AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMED        (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)Iraqi children fleeing violence in the northern Nineveh province sleep in a tent at a temporary camp in Aski kalak, 40 kms West of Arbil, in the autonomous Kurdistan region, on June 12, 2014. Thousands of people who fled Iraq's second city of Mosul after it was overrun by jihadists wait in the blistering heat, hoping to enter the safety of the nearby Kurdish region and furious at Baghdad's failure to help them.  many as half a million people are thought to have fled Mosul, which was captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Tuesday after a spectacular assault that routed the army. AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMED        (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)Children walk outside temporary tents set up to shelter Iraqis fleeing violence in Iraq's northern Nineveh province in Aski kalak, 40 kms West of Arbil, in the autonomous Kurdistan region, on June 12, 2014. Thousands of people who fled Iraq's second city of Mosul after it was overrun by jihadists wait in the blistering heat, hoping to enter the safety of the nearby Kurdish region and furious at Baghdad's failure to help them.  many as half a million people are thought to have fled Mosul, which was captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Tuesday after a spectacular assault that routed the army. AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMEDSAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty ImagesAn Iraqi refugee girl from Mosul stands outside her family's tent at Khazir refugee camp outside Irbil, 217 miles (350 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, June. 11, 2014. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the al-Qaida breakaway group, on Monday and Tuesday took over much of Mosul in Iraq and then swept into the city of Tikrit further south. An estimated half a million residents fled Mosul, the economically important city. (AP Photo)ARBIL, IRAQ - JUNE 11: Construction works to set up camps for the people fleeing Mosul after the city seized by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), keep going on in Arbil and Dohuk on June 11, 2014. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)Iraqi refugees from Mosul arrive at Khazir refugee camp outside Irbil, 217 miles (350 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday June 11, 2014. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the al-Qaida breakaway group, on Monday and Tuesday took over much of Mosul in Iraq and then swept into the city of Tikrit further south. An estimated half a million residents fled Mosul, the economically important city. (AP Photo)

 

LiputanIslam.com — Kekerasan semakin menjadi, jumlah pengungsi pun semakin membengkak di Irak. Pasca jatuhnya Mosul ke tangan militan Takfiri ISIS, sekitar 500.000 warga terpaksa mengungsi ke kota lainnya yang lebih aman, seperti kota Erbil dan daerah otonom Kurdi. Seperti apa kondisi mereka?

Lantaran panik, mereka secepatnya melarikan diri dari tempat konflik dengan membawa pakaian seadanya, tanpa perlengkapan yang memadai. Akibatnya, di pengungsian kondisi mereka sangat memprihatinkan. Tidur di dalam tenda-tenda di tengah hamparan pasir, tentunya akan sangat kepanasan di siang hari. Meski demikian, Ibu Ismail, salah satu pengungsi mengaku bersyukur, karena setidaknya di tenda-tenda ini mereka aman untuk sementara, seperti dikutip dari Npr dot Org.

Pengungsi ini memilih untuk meninggalkan tempat tinggal mereka karena perang yang sengit antara militan dan tentara pemerintah. Mayat berserakan di jalan-jalan, dan api berkobar di banyak tempat.

Relawan kemanusiaan dari perwakilan UNICEF di Irak, Marzio Babille mengungkapkan bahwa mereka membutuhkan vaksin untuk campak dan polio karena pengungsi yang tinggal dalam jarak dekat, berefek menyebarnya penyakit dengan cepat. Babille mengatakan, kini polio kembali mengancam Irak meski pernah diberantas 14 tahun silam.

Menurut Babille, pihaknya mengupayakan terpenuhinya pasokan bantuan untuk anak-anak, meski dia mengakui bahwa kondisi di lapangan saat ini semakin sulit.

Irak saat ini menjadi negara yang dipenuhi aksi terorisme, karena militan Daulah Islam Irak dan Suriah atau ISIS, berusaha mengambil alih kota-kota di Irak. Dalam aksinya, ISIS didukung oleh Arab Saudi, Israel, dan negara-negara Barat. (ba)

Sumber foto: AFP, The Guardian, GettyImages

 

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