In Photos: Mosul Refugees Return To What’s Left Of Their Homes

With Islamic State expelled from Mosul after a prolonged siege, residents who joined the million-strong exodus from Iraq’s second largest city are slowly starting to return. However, most of them have no home to return to, other than a few ruins and dust. All Photos Kate Holt/War Child UK

A young boy sits on top of a truck containing his family’s belongings as they make the slow journey on the road back to Mosul, Iraq. The exodus of civilians from the battleground northern Iraqi city has reached an unprecedented level, leaving aid agencies struggling to cope and forcing some families to turn around and attempt to go back to their shattered homes.

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