Red Cross: Iraq situation getting worse.

“Millions of Iraqis are in a ‘disastrous’ situation that is getting worse, with mothers appealing for someone to pick up the bodies on the street so their children will be spared the horror of looking at them on their way to school, the international Red Cross said Wednesday.”

UPDATE: In Mosul, “the body remained dumped in the street for hours as all ambulance drivers refused to carry the body due to the death threats directed at them not to carry the bodies from armed groups’ attacks.” Police officers are now reportedly tasked with removing dead bodies, and “the police command operations room has suffered.”