Volunteers are braving ISIS-held territory in Mosul, Iraq, to save injured residents trapped in the war-torn city.
ISIS is on the run, but the hardest fighting is still ahead as Iraqi forces zero in on their remaining strongholds.
Thousands of civilians are struggling to live without food, water and medical care, ABC News reported. Photos taken at a stabilization point in the Old City show members of the Global Response Management providing emergency care to the injured.
Before they are provided with food and emergency care, individuals are separated into two groups for security screening.
Once they have passed the screening process, refugees are given the choice to either find a place to live with family or friend, or to live at a refugee camp until it is safe to return to their homes.
The Old City is densely populated as civilians trapped in the city are tightly packed into homes.
Global Response Management is a volunteer organization that provides medical care to those living in or displaced from conflict zones.
In the weeks leading up to the operations to retake the Old City, the United Nations and human rights groups warned the Iraqi government against the use of explosive weapons with wide effects, The Associated Press reported.
On July 2, Iraq’s federal police declared a partial victory in Mosul, announcing that they had completed “the liberation of our sector,” Captain Bassam Khadim told the AP.
(H/T: ABC News)