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26 Sep 2016 description

Baghdad, 19 September 2016. The Debaga IDP camp in Erbil governorate hosts around 33,000 persons from villages near Qayyara District in Ninewa Governorate. This displacement occurred as the Iraq Government engages in military action in preparation to regain control of Mosul. Over 15,000 children in Debaga camp were at very high risk of measles and polio due as they had no access to immunization activities for about two years

26 Sep 2016 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 25 Sep 2016): 166,347
Total arrivals in Greece during Sep 2016:2,603
Average daily arrivals during Sep 2016: 104
Average daily arrivals during Aug 2016: 111
Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 45
Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Sep 2016: 1,394

Dead and missing
272 dead - 152 missing (2015)
142 dead - 51 missing (31 July 2016)

26 Sep 2016 description


2: Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world

6: Jordan represents the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world

93: Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps under the Jordanian poverty line

US $ 51 million: Provided so far this year in UNHCR cash assistance to Jordan’s most vulnerable refugees

Population of concern

A total of 724,256 individuals

25 Sep 2016 description

Key messages

  • Rich countries are violating international norms on refugee protection and asylum, both in spirit and in practice, causing an erosion of refugee protection worldwide that risks overturning the international refugee regime.

  • Restrictive refugee policies in contexts such as Australia and Europe are creating ‘ripple effects’, fostering negative developments in lower-income countries such as Indonesia, Kenya and Jordan.

25 Sep 2016 description

Baghdad, Iraq | AFP | Sunday 9/25/2016 - 13:43 GMT

A suicide bomber killed six people in western Baghdad on Sunday, an Iraqi security spokesman said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.

The bombing in the Iskan area also wounded 18 people, according to a statement from security spokesman Saad Maan.

IS claimed the attack in a statement, saying it was carried out by an Iraqi national wearing an explosive vest who had successfully penetrated security measures.

24 Sep 2016 description

Samarra, Iraq | AFP | Saturday 9/24/2016 - 09:37 GMT

Militants killed 12 people in a shooting and a suicide bombing Saturday in the northern city of Tikrit, which was recaptured from the Islamic State group last year, police said.

Tikrit was seized by IS in June 2014, but the city has largely been spared the attacks that have plagued other parts of the country since its recapture.

23 Sep 2016 description

The United Nations and the Republic of Iraq today signed an agreement of cooperation on the prevention of and response to conflict-related sexual violence in Iraq (the “Joint Communiqué”). The agreement was signed in New York on the margins of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly by the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Mrs. Zainab Hawa Bangura, and Dr. Ibrahim Al-Eshaiker Al-Jaffari, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq.

23 Sep 2016 description

Egyptian authorities rescue 150 people including Sudanese, Eritreans and Somalis after boat capsizes off Rosetta. At least 42 bodies have reportedly been recovered.

GENEVA – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply saddened by the loss of life after yet another boat capsized in the Mediterranean, this time off the coast of Rosetta, Egypt, reportedly carrying around 450 people.

23 Sep 2016 description



The Back to School campaign in Anbar, Baghdad and Babylon is aiming to enroll 100,000 displaced and returning children into schools. Almost 200 prefab classrooms are procured and installed and are awaiting distribution to Falluja, HTC, AAF, Ramadi, Bzibiez and Khaldiya providing learning spaces for around 20,000 children. Additionally 10 schools are currently rehabilitated in Falluja.


23 Sep 2016 description
report European Commission

eurostat news release 181/2016

Syrians continued to be the most numerous

During the second quarter of 2016 (from April to June 2016), 305 700 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), up by 6% compared with the first quarter of 2016 (when 287 100 first time applicants were registered).

23 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • As of 17 August, there were 3,344,154 internally displaced persons (557,359 families) across 105 districts and 3,823 locations in Iraq, and 852,390 returnees (142,065 families). At least 47 per cent of these are children under 18.

  • In August, the RRM Consortium co-led by UNICEF and WFP distributed 28,130 RRM kits as immediate response benefiting 136,236 vulnerable people newlydisplaced by conflict.

23 Sep 2016 description

51,031* migrants assisted with Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) from 1 January to 30 June 2016

23 Sep 2016 description

Iraq - More than 100,000 Iraqis have been displaced since 16 June 2016 by military operations to retake ISIL-occupied areas in the Mosul corridor.

IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix identified that the majority of the recently displaced are from Salah al-Din governorate (districts of Al-Shirqat – more than 66,600 individuals, and Baiji – 9,800 individuals), Ninewa governorate (sub districts of Al-Qayara – more than 16,600 individuals and Al-Hathir – 700 individuals), and from Kirkuk governorate (Al-Hawija district – more than 6,800 individuals).

23 Sep 2016 description


  • Of the 4,900 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, encountered by UNHCR and partners, 86% (or 4,234) were accommodated in governmental facilities, including 1,606 in the five Asylum Centres and 2,628 in Refugee Aid Points/Reception Centre. The rest were counted at the border with Hungary and in Belgrade city.

23 Sep 2016 description

300,450 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,501 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 23 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

23 Sep 2016 description
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Amara, Maissan - On 21 September 2016, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) organized a ceremony to mark the delivery of prefabricated shelter units for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Aeon Missan, Missan Governorate. With generous contribution from the Government of Japan, the new shelter site is provided with basic infrastructure constructed by UN-Habitat to accommodate more than 600 vulnerable IDPs under the project titled “Humanitarian Support to IDPs in Iraq through Provision of Durable Shelter.”

23 Sep 2016 description


▪ Offensive launched to retake Shirqat: On 20 September, Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) launched on offensive to retake Shirqat district in Salah-alDin Governorate, securing several villages in the surrounding area. There have not been reports of large new displacements, and the ISF have encouraged those who remained to stay in their homes.