Without an urgent effort to find a political solution and get massive food aid into the country, almost 7 million people may face starvation.
President Trump's response to the most serious humanitarian catastrophe since the end of World War II is to slash aid, bar refugees and expand the military.
Ban Ki-Moon said the United Nations is boosting its efforts to address a growing humanitarian crisis in Iraq. Speaking at a U.N. conference on Iraq's economy, the secretary-general urged the 90 nations in attendance not to abandon the war-ravaged country. Update: Iraq unveils a five-year reconstruction plan.