- UNICEF Iraq Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report, 1 - 31October 2015
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin 16 Oct-5 Nov 2015, Issued on 8 Nov 2015
- REACH: Multi-cluster needs assessment of internally displaced persons outside camps
Appeals & Funding
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- Humanitarian Response Plan 2015
- Humanitarian Needs Overview, Jun 2015
- Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2015-16: Iraq
Kirkuk, Iraq | AFP | Saturday 11/28/2015 - 15:30 GMT
A suicide bomber killed six people on Saturday in the Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu, the scene of deadly clashes between Kurdish and Shiite forces earlier this month, officials said.
The bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle at a checkpoint in the town, also wounding 16 people, according to Shallal Abdul Baban, the official responsible for the area, and a police colonel.
Erbil, 28 November 2015 – Kurdistan Region joined the United Nations and the rest of the world on Thursday, 26 November, to mark the start of the world campaign for 16 Days to Eliminate Gender-Based Violence. The 16 days against gender-based violence puts the human rights of women and girls at the centre of the world’s and Iraq’s attention. In Kurdistan region, the campaign of this year brings attention to the difficult situation of displaced girls, women, and their right to education.
Next week, Mozambique, formerly one of the world’s most heavily mined countries, will formally declare it has completed mine clearance on its territory, the 29th country to do so since the 1990s. This leaves 60 countries and territories still contaminated according to Clearing the Mines, a review of mine action programmes around the world published today by Norwegian People’s Aid. The report’s authors have calculated that by 2020 another 20 countries should have completed mine clearance and the urgent humanitarian threat removed from the other 40.
2,636 refugees and migrants arrived: 2,413 from fYRo Macedonia and 223 from Bulgaria.
952 departed to Croatia.
2,729 asylum seekers were registered on 26 November, bringing the total to 474,131.
-The number of refugees arriving to Serbia picked up again but stayed manageable even in bad winter weather.
WHO: Kyung-wha Kang, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator
WHAT: Mission to Iraq, Jordan and Turkey
WHEN: 28 November to 7 December 2015
WHERE: Iraq (28-30 November), Jordan (1-2 December) and Turkey (3-7 December)
UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang is scheduled to visit Iraq, Jordan and Turkey from 28 November to 6 December to assess the humanitarian situation in those countries.
WHO received notification from the National IHR Focal Point of Iraq of additional laboratory-confirmed cases of cholera.
OXFORD, 27 November 2015 (IRIN) - Two weeks have elapsed since the terrorist attacks in Paris. With the news that at least two of the attackers posed as refugees to enter Europe via Greece, a number of EU countries have taken steps to shore up their borders and restrict entry by asylum seekers, citing both security concerns and capacity problems. Here’s a round-up of which countries have done what:
OXFORD, 27 November 2015 (IRIN) - Passport checks. Visa controls. Border fences. Electronic and drone surveillance. Sanctions on airlines and shipping companies. And the interdiction and redirection of boats at sea. During the past three decades, the world’s more prosperous states have introduced a panoply of measures intended to prevent and deter the arrival of asylum seekers and migrants from other parts of the globe.
The dark areas on the Radar Post-event image (left) show areas with possibility of water on surface.
The black area on the top of the image shows a temporary lake.
The scattered dark areas on the image represents high possibility of floodings at the moment of image acquisition.
Note that also asphalt and other materials may have similar response to Radar.
Today, Sweden is taking a decision on support to the areas in Iraq that have been liberated from ISIL, as well as to areas in Syria controlled by the opposition and in affected neighbouring countries. The increased support totals SEK 79 million.
“This support to Iraq and Syria is important to enable a long-term solution to the conflicts. Sweden continues to work on both the political and the military track, as well as through aid measures,” says Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström.
The emergency committee of the International Health Regulations (IHR) has met for the seventh time and assessed that the international spread of polio continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). They also expanded the temporary recommendations to outbreaks of circulating vaccine derived poliovirus, due to the importance of stopping all types of poliovirus as we near the finish line of polio eradication. Learn more about cVDPVs.
Heightened food insecurity among internally displaced (IDP) households continues to persist: the dietary diversity has worsened since September; food consumption of those living in camps has further deteriorated; and nearly one third of all IDPs reported resorting to negative food-based coping strategies.
Idomeni, Greece | AFP | Thursday 11/26/2015 - 15:45 GMT
Over 200 migrants on Thursday tried to break through barbed wire fences on Greece's border with Macedonia, throwing stones at police, AFP reporters said.
At least five of the migrants managed to get across in the assault as the crowd shouted "Open the border" to the Macedonia police ranged across them.
All five were returned to the Greek side by Macedonian police.
The current internal displacement crisis in Iraq originated in late 2013 and at present there are 3,171,606 internally displaced persons (IDPs) identified across the country.
· To continue assisting Iraqis affected by the current crisis, WFP requires USD 7.5 million to fund operations until December 2015; a further USD 7.6 million is needed for the Syrian refugee response in Iraq until December 2015. To extend assistance for as long as possible amid funding shortfalls, WFP is continuing tiered distributions for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and Syrian refugees until the end of 2015, adjusted by location and assessed vulnerability to food insecurity.
BAGHDAD - The humanitarian situation of Iraqis displaced in the Kurdistan region of Iraq is worsening due to limited access to jobs and economic opportunities, according to an assessment conducted by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), The Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the REACH Initiative which fights child hunger and undernutrition.
Iraq faces a complex, and growing humanitarian crisis with at least 8.7 million Iraqis requiring humanitarian assistance. This includes about 3.2 million people who have fled their homes since January 2014. While people have dispersed to more than 3,500 different locations in the country, nearly 50 per cent are hosted in three governorates: Anbar, Baghdad and Dahuk. Over 440,000 people have returned to newly accessible areas, but have found widespread destruction and continue to require humanitarian support.
No Sign of Inquiry Despite Prime Minister’s Order
(Beirut, November 26, 2015) – Iraqi security forces punched, kicked, detained, and interrogated protesters in Baghdad’s “Green Zone” on November 17, 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. Law enforcement officials have not contacted the victims, despite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s order to investigate, and authorities have not responded to requests for information about the investigation’s status.