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Mass food poisoning in Mosul camp: child dies

18 Juin 2017

Adila Hamoud said 752 people were taken ill after a meal the previous evening at the Khazir U2 camp.

He said around 100 of those who were ill required critical hospital treatment in nearby city Irbil, after consuming an Iftar meal to break the dawn-to-dusk fast during Ramzan.

Unconfirmed reports say a second person, a woman, has died.

She would not speculate whether the poisoning might have been intentional.

The Hasansham U2 camp, between Mosul and Irbil, houses people displaced by an Iraqi offensive to capture Mosul from so-called Islamic State (IS). However, an Associated Press report said at least 200 people had been hospitalised.

The Kurdistan online newspaper Rudaw reported that refugees ate beans, rice, chicken, and a yogurt drink brought in from a restaurant in Erbil for Itftar before the outbreak.

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The camp is located in al-Khazer on the road linking Mosul and Erbil and houses those displaced due to the ongoing offensive to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS).

Amira Abdulhaliq, from the United Nations' refugee agency, said it remained unclear at which point in preparing, packaging, transporting or distributing the meals, the food became contaminated.

Nowzad Hadi, the governor of the region's capital city Arbil, said on Tuesday that seven people of the Qatari charity were arrested.

Iraqi migration minister said Wednesday that more than 700,000 people live in refugee camps in Iraq after fleeing Daesh terror and military operations.

Rizgar Obed, a camp supervisor from the Barzani Charity Foundation, told Rudaw that authorities had previously banned outside organizations from bringing food to the camp, but they changed the regulations because they were "under great pressure". Weeks later, the head of the extremist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, announced the formation of a self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria from the pulpit of a Mosul mosque.