Iraq displaced hit by food poisoning in camp near Mosul - BBC News
Hundreds of people have fallen ill and a child has died of suspected food poisoning at a camp for displaced people near the Iraqi city of Mosul.
People were said to be vomiting and suffering dehydration after an iftar meal, to break the daily Ramadan fast.
The Hasansham U2 camp, between Mosul and Irbil, houses people displaced by an Iraqi offensive to capture Mosul from so-called Islamic State (IS).
IS fighters are currently under heavy siege in the west of the city.
The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said in a statement that around 800 cases had been recorded, 200 of whom were taken to hospital.
The food, containing beans, chicken and yoghurt, was prepared in a restaurant in Irbil and brought to the camp by a Qatari charity, Rudaw news agency added.