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- IOM Iraq - Returnee Location Assessment Report: Oct 2016
- IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix | DTM Round 56 - Oct 2016 [EN/AR/KU]
- OCHA Mosul Humanitarian Response Situation Report #3 (23-25 Oct 2016)
Appeals & Funding
- Iraq: Mosul Flash Appeal
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan (RRRP) 2016-2017: Iraq
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016: Syrian refugees and other affected populations in Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey
(24 October 2016, Baghdad) – The German Federal Foreign Office has announced a contribution of EUR 5 million to the Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action to support the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) emergency response in Iraq. Activities funded by Germany include survey and clearance activities to ensure that prioritised locations within retaken areas are free from explosive hazards.
Iraq - IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has identified over one million returnees since the beginning of the conflict in 2014 – the year in which Mosul was captured by ISIL.
To date, the conflict has resulted in the forced displacement of over 3.2 million people, representing the largest displacement crisis in Iraq's history.
Iraq - A three-car IOM convoy travelled south from Erbil, Iraq, yesterday (27/10) into territory retaken recently from ISIL in Iraq’s Ninewah governorate. The convoy stopped in the district of Qayara to assess damage to schools and a hospital, and as well as to survey a former airstrip that is being prepared as an emergency site for large-scale displacement expected from Mosul in coming weeks.
15,804 IDPs from Mosul district and surrounding areas since the beginning of the offensive on 17 October
204,938 IDPs from Erbil, Ninewa, Salah alDin and Kirkuk Governorates due to hostilities since April 2016
3.3 million IDPs since January
240,917 Iraqi refugees hosted by neighbouring countries in the region, with 956 Iraqis to Syria over recent weeks
18 Mobile Storage Units (MSUs), dispatched from Brindisi for the WFP, are on the way to Erbil.
IRBIL, Oct 27 (KUNA) Kuwait's Consulate General in Irbil on Thursday distributed 1,850 food packages on Syrian refugees in camps on the outskirts of Irbil, Iraqi Kurdistan.
Kuwait will continue to provide aid to alleviate the suffering of displaced people and refugees, in line with the humanitarian approach of the country, and at behest of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah AlAhmad AlJaber AlSabah, the "Humanitarian Leader." said Kuwaiti Consul General in Irbil Dr. Omar AlKandari.
- 19 oil wells have been set ablaze following the launch of military operations to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
- Burning stockpiles of sulphur dioxide at an industrial facility created a large toxic cloud and temporarily hampered the delivery of humanitarian assistance
- Water plant also reportedly affected by fighting, leading to a chlorine gas leak - Environmental pollution is adding complexity and danger to the humanitarian crisis
27 October 2016 - Civilians in Northern Iraq are falling …
27 October 2016 – The United Nations envoy for education today called for an immediate investigation by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) into what he called a war crime in Syria – the latest attacks on a school compound in the western province of Idlib that left at least 20 pupils and teachers dead.
Ibrahim Khalil Village:
Site typology: Standard Housing
IDPs from Nimrod (17-26 Oct): 900
Debaga IDP Camp:
Site typology: Camp
IDPs from Nimrod (14-26 Oct): 318
Site typology: Camp
Total # households in the site:**32**
Total number of individuals:**144**
First occupied by IDPs: 21/10/2016
Formal/Informal management: Formal
Since the capture of Mosul in 2014 by armed groups, an estimated one million civilians have remained in the city, with limited access to food, basic services and humanitarian assistance. In the past week, military operations to recapture the city have caused the displacement of over 10,500 people, with the total number of affected people expected to rise considerably in the coming days.
Total population in the city: 1.5 to 3 million ind
Est. % of IDPs (of total pop.): 25%- 50%
Date of armed group arrival: June 2014
Date of armed group departure: n/a
Humanitarian access: not possible
Month of data collection (2016): September/October
Military operations to retake Mosul and the surrounding areas from the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) are endangering civilians who are being caught in the crossfire or in some cases being used as human shields by IS fighters, said Amnesty International from northern Iraq.
By Soraya Dali-Balta, IFRC
Across Iraq, more than 3.2 million people are displaced, and military operations in and around the city of Mosul could result in as many as a million more fleeing their homes. More than one third of people already displaced are children, many of whom have experienced trauma as a result of the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country. Iraqi Red Crescent Society provides psychosocial support in camps for refugees and displaced people, and put extra emphasis on helping children at risk.
The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) is an Independent, volunteer-based National Society that works to alleviate suffering for all. We are also an auxiliary body to public authorities/government when responding to humanitarian needs. However, we maintain our independence from authorities and function as an autonomous, apolitical, non-partisan organization.
Bucharest, 24 October 2016 - Mohamad is an Iraqi teenager who took refuge in Romania in 2014 when he was 15 years old. He had to flee because of protracted conflict in his home country that persists to this day, according to reports in the international press. During an attack, his parents were killed in front of him. Mohamad was shot in the legs but the surgery performed in poor conditions at a hospital in Iraq managed to worsen the situation of his wound.