- OCHA Iraq Crisis Situation Report No. 28 (17-23 Jan 2015)
- WHO: Iraq crisis Situation Report no. 16 | 4-18 Jan 2015
- GHA: Humanitarian funding analysis: Iraq - 21 Jan 2015
Appeals & Funding
- 2014/2015 Strategic Response Plan
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2014-2015 (Summary)
- Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2015-16: Iraq
Polio experts cautiously optimistic, but warn that disease could make renewed comeback
BEIRUT, 27 January 2015 - A 12-month emergency immunization response across the Middle East appears to have halted an outbreak of polio that began in Syria and Iraq, according to health experts meeting in Beirut.
This Regional Analysis of the Syria conflict (RAS) is produced quarterly and seeks to bring together information from all sources in the region to provide analysis of the overall Syria crisis. Part A covers the situation in Syria. Part A I highlights countrywide humanitarian concerns while Part A II provides detailed analysis per governorate. Part B covers the impact of the crisis on neighbouring countries.
» Provides background on populations at risk of mass atrocity crimes, with particular emphasis on key events and actors and their connection to the threat, or commission, of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.
» Offers analysis of the country’s past history in relation to mass atrocity crimes; the factors that have enabled their possible commission, or that prevent their resolution; and the receptivity of the situation to positive influences that would assist in preventing further crimes.
1/28/2015 - 13:39 GMT
by W.G. Dunlop
Qusay Mahmud Ali returned to find his house north of the Iraqi capital burned, what appeared to be bomb-making material left behind and a noose hanging from a nearby building.
His partially-burned tractor sits in the yard near a palm tree that is charred a shiny black, the house across the road smashed by an air strike or shelling and nearby buildings scarred by shrapnel.
This eleventh report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), pa ragraph 10 of Security Council resolution 2165 (2014) and paragraph 5 of Security Council resolution 2191 (2014), in which the Council requested the Secretary - General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.
The UAE's Human Appeal International (HAI) has provided Dh370,000 in infant formula, food and furniture for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq to help them survive the cold wave that hit the region recently.
The UAE's Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) is carrying out a new humanitarian aid operation for thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq's Kurdistan Region as part of the Show Compassion humanitarian campaign (Tarahamu in Arabic).
Author: Chris Szpak,
Additional radio operators are being hired and trained for the UNAMI radio room in order to provide aroundthe-clock security monitoring.
Agreement has been reached with UNAMI to integrate ETC digital radio tracking services with the existing UNAMI system (MOTOTRBO).
The Council of Representatives (COR) today launched in Baghdad the NGO Human Rights Advisory Board, which will assist the parliament's Human Rights Committee to effectively engage with the civil society and promote human rights through the legislative body. The UN development agency (UNDP) played an instrumental role in creating this platform, first of its kind in Iraq.
Snapshot 21-27 January
Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks continue, with Borno state capital Maiduguri and nearby military bases targeted on 25 January. Security forces pushed BH back from Maiduguri, but further attacks are expected. BH also raided villages in Michika local government area, Adamawa state. There are reports that BH has forbidden the use of vehicles in areas under its control.
Baghdad, 21 January – The Council of Representatives (COR) this week launched in Baghdad the NGO Human Rights Advisory Board, which will assist the parliament's Human Rights Committee to effectively engage with the civil society and promote human rights through the legislative body. The UN development agency (UNDP) played an instrumental role in creating this platform, first of its kind in Iraq.
BAGHDAD – The humanitarian situation of Iraqis recently displaced to the southern governorates of Najaf, Kerbala and Babel is reaching critical levels, according to an assessment by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
WFP assists 50,000 displaced families in Basrah, Thi Qar, Qadissiya, Missan, Wassit, Muthanna, Najaf, Kerbala, and Babel.
This situation overview provides a snapshot of the current humanitarian situation in Anbar governorate, Iraq. Following a year of sustained urban warfare, an estimated 60,000-70,000 individuals remain in the city (18%-21% of the population pre-December 2013) where a lack of information about damage levels, displacement trends and needs, is inhibiting the planning and delivery of life-saving assistance to the remaining civilians in the city.
Escalating insecurity in much of northern and central Iraq since January 2014 has caused the internal displacement of approximately 1.9 million persons across the country. Iraq’s southern governorates, including Babylon, Kerbala, Najaf, Qadissiya and Wassit, have for the most part not been directly exposed to the conflict but have instead received a large influx of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). A total of 38,350 displaced families now reside across all five assessed governorates, with the majority in Kerbala and Najaf.
What began in 2011 in Syria as protests inspired by the Arab Spring has become an entrenched and bloody conflict that shows no sign of resolution.
· Eleven reporting sites out of the 18 registered reporting sites, including five refugee and six Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) camps submitted timely weekly reports during the current period. Refer to figure I for details.
· The number of consultations decreased during this reporting period by 22.5% from 12,477 in Week 52/2014 to 9,669 in the first week of 2015. This is mainly due to a sharp decrease in the number of reporting sites (11 out of 18 reporting sites).
5.2 million people are in need of humanitarian aid (Strategic Response Plan)
2.1 million people are displaced (OCHA)
Iraq Funding: Emergency Operation
Required until December 2015: US$200 million
The Committee on the Rights of the Child today completed its consideration of the combined second to fourth periodic report of Iraq on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its initial reports under the Optional Protocols on children in armed conflict and on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.