- OCHA Iraq Crisis Situation Report No. 49 (17-23 Jun 2015)
- UNICEF Iraq Humanitarian Situation Report Anbar Crisis 18-23 Jun 2015
- IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix | DTM Report Round XXiI - June 2015
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June 2015 – Trends
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July 2015 – Watchlist
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Thi-Qar is located in southern Iraq. With a total population of 1,616,226 individuals, the governorate depends mostly on agriculture. In the past the agrarian economy depended on the marshlands, which covered Al-Shatra and Al-Chibayish districts. The draining of the Marshland areas during the 1980s severely affected the governorate’s economy. As a result, the aforementioned districts are now considered the poorest in Thi-Qar.
AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is being forced to implement deeper cuts in food assistance for vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan because of a severe lack of funding.
“Just when we thought things couldn’t get worse, we are forced yet again to make yet more cuts,” said Muhannad Hadi, WFP Regional Director for the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. “Refugees were already struggling to cope with what little we could provide.”
Baghdad, 1 July 2015 – According to casualty figures released today by UNAMI, a total of 1,466 Iraqis were killed and another 1,687 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in June 2015*.
The number of civilians killed was 665 (including 94 civilian police and 136 in Anbar), and the number of civilians injured was 1,032 (including 104 civilian police and 163 in Anbar).
Mediterranean Crisis 2015 at six months: refugee and migrant numbers highest on record
USA – Forest Fire
• A forest fire broke out in Chelan County (Washington State) near Wenatchee on 28 June.
• According to media (as of 30 June), the fire burnt nearly 1,200 ha, destroyed 23 houses and injured three firefighters, while an evacuation order is in effect.
INDIA – Floods
• The Upper Assam districts of Sonitpur, Lakhimpur and Dhemaji were hit by new floods on 29 June, that killed two people and affected over 5,500 people in 20 villages. A relief camp has been opened by the district authorities, sheltering 75 people.
IRBIL, June 30 (KUNA) - The Consulate of the State of Kuwait in Arbil distributed on Tuesday 2,500 food parcels to some 700 internally displaced Iraqi families at Baharka camp on the outskirts of Irbil.
The project, which is supervised by the Zakat House and carried out in collaborated with Barzani Charity Foundation, mainly aims to support internally displaced people at camps and provide food aid to them, Kuwait's General Consul in Arbil Omar Al-Kandari told KUNA.
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30 June 2015 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today said that over the past year in Iraq, it has seen a 75 per cent increase in grave violations against children that include killing and maiming, abduction, recruitment as soldiers, sexual violence, attacks against schools and denial of humanitarian access.
As of June 2015, at least 3.1 million people had been displaced by conflict in Iraq since January 2014 and 8.2 million were in need of humanitarian assistance. As in previous conflicts, civilians have been directly targeted by all warring parties and continue to constitute the majority of casualties.
Snapshot 24–30 June 2015
Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.
South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.
- Mains power was restored to the UNHCR office which hosts the ETC installed COMCEN in Sulaymaniya. The mains power to the system was cut earlier in the month, however, the system remained operational via the ETC supplied solar system.
• In Syria, between 17 May and 28 May 2015, more than 305,600 children wrote the grade 9 national exam, across 2,310 schools or centers countrywide.
• In Jordan, through UNICEF partners the Makani-My Space integrated approach, offering alternative education, psychosocial support services and life skills training has been implemented in 145 locations nationwide targeting vulnerable children and youth.
Continuing violence by ISIS in recent months has created a large new flow of displaced persons. Over eight million people are in acute need of food, medicine and shelter. The Netherlands is therefore donating an extra €4 million to the UN for humanitarian aid.
The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen, said, ‘The terror caused by ISIS, the refugee flows and the shortages of necessities have combined to create a grave emergency. This extra support is desperately needed.’
ARBAT, IRAQ, June 29 (UNHCR) – At 7 a.m., teams of workers began dismantling tents on the edge of Arbat Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp outside Sulaymaniyah in Iraq's Kurdistan Region. Within an hour families had bundled up their possessions for the short drive to a new camp location just five km away.
The Syria Needs Analysis Project (SNAP) started in December 2012, as a collaborative project between ACAPS and MapAction, aimed at bringing together available information on humanitarian needs in the Syria crisis. At the time, information-sharing and publications on the humanitarian situation were extremely limited; in this context, SNAP’s initial goal was to help create a shared situational awareness among humanitarian actors, which in turn would contribute to a better-targeted and more needs-based response and improvements in the situation of crisis-affected populations.