Two people have died and hundreds are critically ill from what Iraq's health minister says was food poisoning at a camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
Health Minister Adila Hamud said on June 13 that a total of 752 people became ill after eating a meal the previous evening at the camp in Al-Khazir, between Mosul and Irbil.
Authorities say a woman and a girl died while at least 300 people remained in critical condition on June 13.
Hamud said the food was provided by a nongovernmental organization. She did not say whether the poisoning was suspected of being intentional.
Zahed Khatoun, a member of the parliament's committee for displaced people, said people started vomiting and some fainted after eating "iftar," the evening meal when Muslims break their dawn-to-dusk Ramadan fast.
The Kurdish Rudaw news agency reported that the food was prepared at a restaurant in Irbil and brought to the camp by a Qatari charity.
The camp houses thousands of people displaced by an Iraqi military offensive aimed at recapturing Mosul from Islamic State militants.