>> Too young to have heard of Islamic State. It's been one month since the militants were pushed out of Mosul. These children will only live with the consequences. Born in a hospital, pleading for aid. To help face the challenge of treating hundreds of mothers and babies from the destroyed city.
I'm Reuters' Emily Wither in Mosul. This hospital is the main one in the east of the city for new mothers and their babies. When Islamic State took over in 2014, it carried on operating. They even built this new wing for newborn babies, and when the Iraqi Forces started advancing towards the end of last year, the militants took over the complex for a couple of months.
And just before they left, they burn the entire new part of the facility down causing devastating results for the hospital. Staff put incubators after the rubble, clean them up and went back to business, that they've been reduced from a ward of four large rooms to this tiny space.
The head of the hospital says they're just making do with what little they have. They need money to rebuild but it's not clear when that'll come. More than half of the staff have only been paid their monthly salary twice in over two years.>> We have shortage of everything.
So we have shortage of and the shortage of beds, shortage of drugs and instrument, everything.>> Until now, they've only receive private donations. The operating room lies in ruins. And if you want a scan or an x-ray, you've got to travel to the next city. The rooms are overcrowded as others are rebuilt.
New beginnings bring new struggles in Mosul. Hamda brought her great-grandson here from a nearby refugee camp. Three months old, he's having seizures. Even though they're in hospital, she fears he won't get the treatment or medicine he needs.