- OCHA Iraq Crisis Situation Report No. 62 (16 - 29 Sep 2015)
- WFP Iraq Crisis Situation Report #26, 15 September 2015
- Humanitarian Needs Overview - June 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- Humanitarian Response Plan 2015
- Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2015-16: Iraq
· The improvements in food security witnessed during the month of Ramadan ended in August. A slight increase in the share of the population consuming an ‘inadequate’ diet was observed throughout Iraq. This was particularly true for the internally displaced (IDP) respondents as well as in Anbar governorate, where it appears that approximately one in five households are consuming an inadequate diet.
Harikar NGO is a neutral, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization established in 30th May 2004 by group of social activists. Harikar NGO as stated in its mission statement strives toward the fulfilment of human and women rights in Duhok Governorate as stipulated in the new Iraqi constitution of 15th October 2005. Harikar is committed to- within its resources- contribute towards the achievement of the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals.
To continue operations until December, WFP requires USD 50 million to assist Iraqis affected by the current crisis. A further USD 8.5 million is needed for the Syrian refugee response in Iraq. Unless contributions are received urgently, WFP will be forced to make additional cutbacks to food assistance.
Today the European Commission has detailed its support of €17 million to help Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia cope with the unprecedented refugee flows in these countries ahead of the High Level Conference on the Eastern Mediterranean-Western Balkans route taking place today in Luxembourg. This new funding is part of EU's overall efforts to deal with the consequences of the Syrian crisis announced earlier by the European Commission.
The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has announced that it implemented psychosocial support programs in the camps and hospitals included displaced children in Baghdad and the governorates of Muthanna, Sulaymaniyah , Kirkuk and Dohuk in which the number of beneficiaries reached (761) child. This program aims to build up the psychosocial support for the children, whether displaced or patients in hospitals. The IRCS has formed psychosocial support teams to visit the displaced families and to implement activities in this field at many camps).
More than 8 million people across Iraq - nearly a quarter of the population - are in need of humanitarian assistance. About 3.2 million people have been internally displaced since January 2014, according to the International Organization for Migration Displacement Tracking Matrix. To respond to the growing needs, the Government of Iraq and the United Nations launched a revised and prioritized Iraq Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) in June 2015 seeking US$498 million to provide life-saving assistance and protection to 5.6 million people.
SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC: UNFPA delivers 315,000 reproductive health services, distributes 211 reproductive health kits, as well as 20 Dopplers and ultrasound machines to health facilities serving 268,500 internally displaced women. It also reaches 16,800 women with gender-based violence related messages, and provides 26,500 gender-based violence related services.
Lima, Peru | AFP | Thursday 10/8/2015 - 02:05 GMT
Middle Eastern countries urged the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday to help them deal with the massive influx of refugees from conflicts in Syria and beyond, including with low-interest loans.
"A number of our countries are facing heightened demands on domestic resources from the influx of refugees and internally displaced populations," said a statement from a dozen countries in the region at the IMF's annual meeting in Lima, Peru.
Latest asylum trends and main countries of origin........................2
Five Years of EASO: Results and Perspectives................................4
EASO call for experts to assist in Italy and Greece.........................4
Kick-off meeting of the COI Specialist Network on the Ukraine....5
EASO publishes COI report on Pakistan.........................................5
Conference on Home Affairs Funds...............................................6
EASO reports to the European Parliament on the hotspots..........6
AMMAN, Jordan – “I’d just gotten off the night shift,” said ‘Aida*, a nurse, describing the morning her neighbourhood in Ghouta, Syria, was attacked with Sarin gas. “My son called out to me. He couldn’t see.”
It was 21 August 2013. Rockets had struck the neighbourhood, and people began to experience dizziness, loss of consciousness and other symptoms, according to a United Nations report on the incident.
Michael Bowers, Vice President of Humanitarian Leadership and Response at Mercy Corps, testified before the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa hearing on the Syrian humanitarian crisis.
LESBOS, Greece — When the conflict in Syria began more than four years ago, Mustafa Alabi was a 17-year-old soccer whiz who had quit high school to sew clothes in his father’s workshop.
But the war soon consumed his life. The shop burned, and rebels occupied his home in Aleppo. Sheltering with relatives, Mr. Alabi rarely went outside, fearing the army would draft him and send him to the front line.
Then, like many before him, Mr. Alabi fled to Europe, where he landed last month: 22 years old, with a backpack, a ninth-grade education and little idea what to do next.
Few issues arouse such strong passions as immigration, where concrete economic and social challenges overlap with the fundamental concept of national identity. It is thus not surprising that Europe is having difficulty in coming to grips with the current refugee crisis.
Baghdad, Iraq | AFP | Wednesday 10/7/2015 - 18:25 GMT | 458 words
The Islamic State group executed 70 members of a Sunni tribe allied to the government in western Iraq earlier this week, a tribal leader and the United Nations said Wednesday.
The victims, members of the Albu Nimr tribe, were executed on Sunday in the Tharthar area north of Ramadi, the capital of the western Anbar province, tribal elder Naim Gaoud told AFP.
Berlin, Germany | AFP | Wednesday 10/7/2015 - 15:16 GMT
German authorities said Wednesday they had registered around 577,000 asylum seekers in the first nine months of this year, a third of whom claim to be from Syria.
The Interior Ministry said however that the figure could be subject to errors, given that some migrants would not follow through with their applications while others may have given incorrect information.
Nota de Prensa 71/15
La Institución sigue ampliando además sus capacidades de acogida de solicitantes de asilo en España.
En total, más de 275.000 personas han recibido algún tipo de apoyo de la Cruz Roja en Italia, Grecia, Macedonia, Serbia, Croacia, Hungría, Austria, España y Alemania.
En lo que va de año, más de 499.000 personas han llegado a Europa en busca de una vida. Esto representa, respecto al mismo periodo del 2014, la duplicación en el número de llegadas al continente1. Los puntos de entrada son, principalmente, Grecia, Italia, España y Malta.
Baghdad (ICRC) – Since January, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has provided food, essential relief items, clean water, and health care services to over two million displaced people living in hard-to-reach or isolated areas. They have been struggling to cope with arduous living conditions since fighting escalated in Anbar, Ramadi, Fallujah, Tikrit, Mosul, Nineveh, Sinjar, Salahuddin, Diyala and Kirkuk in recent months.
As of October 2, the number of sea arrivals since the beginning of 2015 has exceed 400,000. Over 40 % of refugees who arrived to Greece by sea in 2015, arrived in September. The average daily sea arrivals during the reporting period was 5,500 persons a day, compare to 4,900 persons a day during the first two weeks of September.
The CCCM Settlement Status Report captures information from some type of IDP locations under the CCCM Cluster strategy. CCCM distinguishes between two types of IDP locations, formal settlements and informal sites. A settlement is an concentrated IDP location managed by an agency or an administrative office, and recognized by local authorities. Settlement can be Camps, Collective Centers, or Transit Centers. In Iraq, the current total number of CCCM IDP locations of concern is 2436. As of October, the number of open formal settlements is 86.