From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
The Iraqi army is still being attacked by ISIL, despite declaring that it controls eastern parts of Mosul.
Tens of thousands of people have been displaced by the fighting and aid agencies say they are running out of money to provide the basics.
Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports from Erbil, in northern Iraq.