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Iraq Crisis: Revised IOM Appeal February 2014 -December 2015

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Ongoing violence between Armed Opposition Groups (AOG) and the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Kurdish Peshmerga has resulted in massive displacement throughout Iraq.

Since December 2013, this conflict has had three major waves of violence (which occurred in January, June and August 2014) which have caused insecurity, dramatic levels of displacement, and suffering for the Iraqi people.

International Organization for Migration:

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Syria ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • With USG assistance, relief organizations continue to respond to acute humanitarian needs in areas affected by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attacks in northern Syria and neighboring countries.

  • Although USAID/FFP has provided nearly $810 million to the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) since the crisis in Syria began, the agency is facing significant funding shortfalls for operations in Syria and the region through the end of 2014.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Iraq + 1 other
Without fuel subsidies, aid to displaced Iraqis in jeopardy

Report
IRIN

The prospect of a fuel bill five times higher than last year has left already overstretched aid agencies worried they will be unable to help many of the hundreds of thousands of IDPs living in tents and shelters, just as winter approaches.

IRIN:

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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More Resources for Iraq Response Needed [EN/AR/KU]

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(Dohuk, 24 October 2014): More resources are urgently needed to address the needs of 5. 2 million people across Iraq, a joint mission by the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) concluded.

“Helping people is a fundamental pillar of Islam,” Hesham Youssef, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs for the OIC, said in Dohuk. “There are huge needs on the ground. It’s vital that we help the people of Iraq.”

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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IOM Appeals for $295.5 million for Iraq Emergency Response

Iraq - IOM is appealing for USD 295.5 million as part of the UN’s USD 2.2 billion Strategic Response Plan (SRP) to provide life-saving assistance to five million vulnerable people in Iraq. The request will cover the period February 2014 through December 2015.

IOM has already received over USD 79 million (27 per cent of requirements) in response to the appeal, leaving a shortfall of some USD 215.5 million.

International Organization for Migration:

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World + 12 others
Protection of Refugee Children: In the Middle East and North Africa

Refugee children in the region suffer immensely as a result of conflict and displacement. The number of refugees has doubled in the last four years and more than half are children.

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Liberia + 3 others
An additional SEK 400 million for the fight against Ebola and humanitarian disasters

The Government today decided to earmark an additional SEK 400 million from funds for development assistance in Africa for extraordinary measures to combat the Ebola outbreak (SEK 250 million), but also for the humanitarian crises in Syria, Iraq and other parts of the world (SEK 150 million).

The Government recognises major needs in terms of the fight against Ebola and humanitarian crisis areas such as Iraq and Syria. More than one hundred million people around the world are currently in an extremely vulnerable situation and are in need of humanitarian support.

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IS attack on Syrian border town Kobane stalls amid US air assault

10/24/2014 - 04:34 GMT

by Fulya OZERKAN with MOHAMMED ALI HARISI in Beirut

A bid by Islamic State fighters to seize the flashpoint Syrian border town of Kobane has stalled, American officials said, with the help of air strikes reported to have killed over 500 jihadists.

US and allied aircraft have flown nearly 6,600 sorties in the air war against the Islamic State (IS) group and dropped more than 1,700 bombs, the American military said Thursday.

Agence France-Presse:

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UN launches US$2.2 billion appeal for Iraq [EN/AR/KU]

(Baghdad, 23 October 2014): The United Nations has launched a USD $2.2 billion appeal to address the protection and humanitarian needs of 5.2 million people in conflict-affected Iraq.

“The needs of the Iraqi people are immense,” Neill Wright, acting Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, said in Baghdad. “It’s imperative we step up our efforts.”

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Turkey + 2 others
WFP mobilizes food for Syrians fleeing into Turkey and Iraq in spite of funding shortfalls

There is growing concern that the influx of new arrivals is further straining the agency’s ability to respond to more needs, with dwindling stocks and donations running out.

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Iraq: Humanitarian Needs Overview 2014-2015 (Summary)

Priority Needs

Since the outbreak of fighting between government forces and armed groups in December 2013 in Anbar governorate, internal armed conflict has swept quickly across large parts of Iraq. The humanitarian consequences have been catastrophic, impacting all eighteen governorates. At least 5.2 million people are now estimated to be in need of protection and emergency humanitarian assistance.

1. PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: Strategic Response Plan 2014-2015

The third revision of the Strategic Response Plan (SRP) aims to continue supporting the Government of Iraq in effectively addressing the humanitarian and protection needs of 5.2 million Iraqis across the country through 2015.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Iraq-ETC Situation Report #7 Reporting period 14/10/14 - 23/10/14

Highlights

  • ETC analogue radio services are now available in Domiz camp, outside Dohuk city. These are available to NGOs and UN agencies.
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EU scales up aid to Iraqi population

The EU has increased its humanitarian aid to Iraq, with an additional €3 million going towards assisting displaced populations. With the onset of winter, the funding will support communities to prepare for harsh weather conditions, through the distribution of blankets and thermal mats, and the provision of emergency shelter solutions.

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Federal Government steps up humanitarian assistance for Iraq

Germany is releasing 20 million euros of additional funding for humanitarian assistance to help ease the suffering of people in Iraq. These funds will be available immediately and will be used mainly to provide winter relief to refugees and internally displaced persons.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin (21 October):

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The large numbers of refugees in Iraq are in a dramatic humanitarian situation. Thinking of the upcoming winter makes it clear that we have to significantly step up our efforts.