" civilians are facing an extreme humanitarian crisis, having reportedly been banned by ISIS from leaving the city and receiving little to no help from the government"
I thought this article was criticizing the Iraqi government for trying to retake control of Mosul but in the quote they are blaming them for not helping those held hostage by ISIS.
This article doesn't seem coherent to me. Maybe someone can help out with what the point is because it wanders far from the topic of the civilians who are suffering and in need and goes into a rather abstract and speculative mode then blames the Iraqi government for not helping. I could imagine the Iraqi government might say, retaking is their way of helping.
Mosul has been under ISIS control for two years but this is the first we are hearing about the suffering of its citizens. These issues are important but I find this report to be very muddled and, given the timing, quite disturbing. What is it that should be happening? What do these NGOs want to see happen and by whom?