- OCHA Iraq Crisis Situation Report No. 53 (15 - 21 Jul 2015)
- UNAMI/OHCHR: Report on the Protection of Civilians in the Armed Conflict in Iraq: 11 Dec 2014–30 Apr 2015
- IDMC: IDPs caught between a rock and a hard place as displacement crisis deepens
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On the morning of 27 and 28 July 2015, NRC’s distribution teams provided emergency food and hygiene items to more than 700 Iraqi families, living in and around the town of Shaqlawa, north-east of Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I). The vast majority of families have fled during the past weeks from Anbar Governorate, seeking refuge in the KR-I. Aid organisations and the KR-I government are battling to provide adequate relief to the influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from across the country.
7495th Meeting (AM)
The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations special political mission for Iraq for another year until 31 July, 2016.
• Population: 50.6% male to 49.4% female
• Population by Age: 65yrs 5%
• Average household size: 6 (5 in KRI)
• Female headed households: 10%
• Polygamous households: 12.3% women with co-wife
• Literacy Rates 15-24 yrs: male 84.1%; female 80.5%
• Infant Mortality rates: 28 per 1000 live births
Food insecurity escalated in Iraq in the second quarter of 2015. WFP’s mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (mVAM) trend data collected from March to June points to a steady deterioration in food consumption and coping indicators, especially in Anbar and Ninewa governorates, which have been directly affected by conflict.
I can still hear my children’s worried voices from the backseat. ‘Mom, do you think they will be nice? What if I won’t make any friends?’
It was the fall of 2001, my daughter was four, my son was six. We had just moved to Syria and were driving to their first day of school and pre-school outside of Damascus, full of the same nervous anticipation that millions of other children and parents feel every year on the first day of class.
104,107 Syrian refugees received food assistance.
Modalities of food distribution:
• Food voucher ($19): in 7 camps (Domiz 1&2, Akre, Basirma, Qushtapa, Darashakran and Kawergosk).
• Food parcel: in 2 Camps (Gawilan and Arbat).
Due to ongoing military operations, WFP was unable to deliver food parcels to Al -Obaidi camp in Anbar governorate.
Of the 44,000 school age children between ages of 6 to 14 years, 68% (29,182 boys and girls) are enrolled in basic education. (74% in camp and 62% out of camps)
An estimated 81,021 are refugee children between the ages of 3 – 17 years. Of these 58,821 are school age boys and girls between ages of 6 to 17 years.
21,426 consultations are provided to the Syrian Refugees in primary health care services
• Access to comprehensive primary health care services including maternal and child health remained stable during the first semester of 2015, the under 5 mortality rates remains low at 0.12/ month. Health centres are functioning in all 10 camps; in total more than 178,000 patients visited health centres in camps and consultation rates reached an average of 3.7 consultations/ refugee/ year (expected range: 1-4).
• The total shelter capacity of the 10 refugee camps is 19, 453 shelter units.
• 15,666 (74%) shelter units are improved (provided with concrete slab, kitchen, family latrine and shower) and occupied.
• More than 13,400 refugee households (about 67,000 persons) are benefiting from improved
A total of 1,052 shelter units have been improved in first half of 2015 in KR-I.
• 18,398 households are assisted in winter 2014-2015.
• 9,901 households are assisted in summer.
During 2015 two seasonal interventions (winter and summer) have been organized by UNHCR and partner agencies:
Winter items for each household: tent Insulating 3rd layer, thermal blanket, plastic Sheets 20 sq. m, XSP Insulating Layer 23 sq. m, Kerosene Heater, 100 liter/family/month of Kerosene) and winter clothes.
Summer kits for each household : Rechargeable fans, water Jerri cans and sleeping mats.
94,072 Syrian refugees in 10 camps benefit from access to water, sanitation and hygiene services, with 74,955 benefiting from more durable, resilient water supply services.
MID YEAR HIGHLIGHTS :
By Andreea Anca, IFRC
Livelihoods activities for the Syrian refugees and members of host communities cover mainly three areas:
1• Income Generation opportunities: Increased employment opportunities through income generation/employment creation activities. Livelihoods Assessment for Syrian Refugee Erbil camp population is on-going including local labor market assessment, skills survey and camp business market survey completed for Basirma, Qushtapa, Darashakran and camp. Final assessment to be released in early August
· In Syria, access to humanitarian assistance for children in hard-to-reach areas continues to remain a significant challenge. The UN estimates that up to 2 million children are still not being reached due to deteriorating security, shifting frontlines, capacity limitations and administrative hurdles.
By Chloe Cornish
ERBIL, 28 July 2015 (IRIN) - Fa'iza escaped from Mosul when the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) invaded. She has breast cancer and her symptoms are made worse by the extreme heat. It's 46 degrees Celsius in Baharka, a camp for displaced Iraqis in the northern Kurdistan region, and the mother-of-five is fraught. A long power cut has rendered her fan motionless for most of the morning. “I am sick,” she says. “And this heat makes it much harder.”
BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is assisting Iraqi families returning to their homes in Garma city in Anbar province, providing over 185 families (925 people) with family food parcels to help them as they rebuild their shattered lives.
Snapshot 22–28 July 2015
Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.
Spokespersons for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 28 July 2015
We have received reports that suggest a violent clampdown on people who are attempting to flee ISIL-controlled areas in Iraq, particularly through the Hamrin mountain chain in northeast Iraq.
Iraq - IOM Iraq is conducting a cash distribution today for over 100 recently displaced families living in Baghdad governorate. This is the fourth cash distribution to take place this month. All of the beneficiaries are from Anbar governorate and were displaced within the last two months by continuing violence in and around the city of Ramadi.
Including today’s distribution, over 300 of the more than 700 families who will benefit from the cash have already received their grants of IQD 435,000 (USD 360).