Some are trapped: doctors in Mosul are calling for urgent supplies to continue life saving surgeries, and trauma care. People in Fallujah and Ramadi still witness daily killing.
Those able to flee Anbar and Nineveh provinces to Duhok and Erbil are not safe from illness and death. Crowded, hot conditions mean some children, pregnant women, and the elderly are dying from heat stroke and dehydration. Bad sanitation and inadequate shelter induce disease. Doctors and locals are calling for basic antibiotics and antiviral medications, nutritional supplements, underwear, sanitary napkins, etc.
Large relief agencies are not quick enough to reach everyone, given the sudden, large-scale, and unexpected exodus of people to Northern Iraq. It is up to smaller, more agile local groups and individuals to fill the gaps while more durable institutions establish themselves.