The fight for Mosul’s future is only just beginning. NGOs, governments and civil society need to work together to ensure the cycle of war and violence is broken
After the self-described Islamic State took control of Mosul, Iraq, in 2016, girls were banned from taking part in any sports. Now a group of girls are breaking old taboos by learning to swim in one of the few pools that wasn’t destroyed in the fighting.
More than 9,000 people lost their lives - seeing the city then, it was hard to imagine it would ever recover
The country’s future relies on the backing of all Iraqi people whatever their religion, ethnicity, culture or creed
My friend Olivier Sarbil spent the best part of nine months on the front line of the brutal fight for Iraq’s second largest city