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24 Mar 2017 description

25,170 arrivals by sea in 2017 559 dead/missing published 09:00 CET 24 March 363,401 arrivals in 2016

24 Mar 2017 description
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ShelterBox’s Alice Jefferson has just returned from Iraq. Here in a screening and aid distribution centre south west of Mosul Airport, she met people who have just left behind one of the most intense battles on earth, still raging just a few miles away. They may have lost loved ones, their homes, their possessions. But they have escaped with their lives.

24 Mar 2017 description

UNHCR warns Mosul situation deteriorating as fighting rages

By: Matthew Saltmarsh

GENEVA - The displacement crisis in Mosul is likely to become more acute in the near term, as fighting intensifies in the densely populated western parts of the city, according to Bruno Geddo, the Representative of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in Iraq.

23 Mar 2017 description

More than 100 people have been killed in western Mosul by a March 22 explosion in a residential section of the city, military officials and an activist group say.

Brigadier Muhammad al-Jabouri, an Iraqi commander, said on March 23 that 108 bodies had been recovered after the blast in the Mosul al-Jadida district -- a district where an intense urban battle is continuing between Iraqi government forces and the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

Jabouri said the explosion was caused by booby traps that were set by IS extremists.

23 Mar 2017 description

Men caught trying to leave by IS would be shot while women were sometimes tied up and left outside in the cold as a warning

By Emma Batha

LONDON, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Terrified Iraqi families fleeing fierce fighting in Mosul are drugging their children with sedatives or taping their mouths shut to prevent their cries alerting Islamic State militants as they try to escape, aid workers say.

23 Mar 2017 description

In Numbers

10 million people in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA)

18 governorates affected

3.1 million people displaced (IOM)

938,000 people food insecure (WFP, CFSVA)

233,000 Syrian refugees in Iraq (UNHCR)


  • Since 19 February, WFP has provided emergency assistance to over 360,000 people from western Mosul.

23 Mar 2017 description

After increasing Germany’s support for humanitarian assistance and stabilisation in Iraq and Syria by 235 million euros, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel made the following comments in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on the occasion of the meeting in Washington of the Global Coalition working to defeat ISIS:

IS is on the retreat everywhere. In Iraq alone, more than one and a half million people have been able to return to areas freed from the clutches of the terrorist militia.

23 Mar 2017 description


273,720 Iraqis currently internally displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 October 20161

34,514 core relief item kits distributed to families in camps, assisting some 182,000 IDPs from Mosul and surrounding areas

7,990 family plots currently occupied out of 12,497 family plots (for some 75,000 people) in UNHCR built camps ready to receive IDPs displaced from the Mosul corridor

3 million IDPs since January 20142

23 Mar 2017 description

The Emergency Tracking (ET) system is a crisis-based tool that aims at tracking sudden displacement or return movements triggered by specific crises. The ET figures reported on this portal are not cumulative of the all persons affected by the Mosul crisis thus far, rather the ET update provides only a snapshot of the current displacement situation for the indicated date. The data and information reported on this page are related solely to the displacement caused by the Mosul operations which started on 17 October 2016.

23 Mar 2017 description


  • 172,000 flee Mosul for displacement sites as fighting reaches the Old City.

  • Returning communities face risks from explosive hazards and social tensions.

  • Transitional assistance needed in areas of Iraq outside of emergencies.

  • Damage to homes and lack of livelihood opportunities the biggest barrier to returning communities.

Sharp uptick in displacement as hostilities resume in western Mosul

23 Mar 2017 description

577.9 M required for 2017

25.6 M contributions received, representing 4% of requirements

552.3 M funding gap for the Iraq Situation Response

All figures are displayed in USD

22 Mar 2017 description

Wednesday, 22 March, 2017 - 14:00

With more than 270,000 people already displaced from Mosul and another 600,000 estimated to still remain within the city, the need for emergency medical care continues to increase.

After a request from the Iraqi Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) had 30 specially equipped ambulances procured in Dubai. With the support of the Logistics Cluster and through a WFP Aviation contracted-aircraft, the first 15 vehicles were airlifted into Erbil International Airport on 20 March.

22 Mar 2017 description

As of 16 March 2017, Iraq’s humanitarian coordinator has warned that the pace of displacement during the first weeks of the west Mosul operation is higher than expected, and response capacity will be exhausted if new arrivals continue to increase. On 19 February an offensive towards the western part of Mosul was launched, and on 21 February new arrivals were outpacing returns for the first time in six weeks. Since then camp capacity has been repeatedly reported as severely restricted.

22 Mar 2017 description


  • Recent negotiations with the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicates a high forecast contribution of EUR 1 million to PRRO 200310, to be confirmed in April 2017.

  • In February, WFP assisted 12,751 people with full entitlements and 15,927 with partial entitlements (8,030 woman 6,022 girls, 8,030 men and 6,596 boys).

WFP Assistance

22 Mar 2017 description

"We're not against the aid, but against people imposing their views. It's a friendly face, but the aim behind it is domination"

By John Davison

MOSUL, Iraq, March 22 (Reuters) - Aid convoys linked to paramilitary groups have begun making regular deliveries to Mosul districts recaptured from Islamic State, bringing much-needed relief but also fears that their Shi'ite backers are encroaching into the mostly Sunni city.