Approximately a million people are trapped in Mosul, Iraq by a battle being fought around them.
This is roughly equal to the population of Birmingham.
Having lived under siege for two years, thousands face shortages of food, water and medical care. Some have already started fleeing to safety while others may hold out at home until the fighting ends.
Almost all will need help as soon as we can reach them.
The British Red Cross is part of the worldwide Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Working with our partners, we are ready to help people as soon as they escape Mosul – or the fighting ends.