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27 Jul 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

Since the beginning of the conflict in June 2014, UNHRD has supported Partners in sending critical relief items, equipment and medical supplies to Iraq. For the World Health Organisation (WHO) alone, over US$ 2 million worth of medicine, health kits and other supplies have been dispatched from UNHRD depots in Dubai and Brindisi.

27 Jul 2016 description

WMO will set up a committee to examine whether Mitrabah, Kuwait, set a new highest temperature record for the Eastern hemisphere and Asia, with a reported temperature of 54.0°C (129.2°F) on 21 July 2016.

Large parts of the Middle East and North Africa were gripped by heatwaves since last week. Temperatures exceeding by a large margin the seasonal averages, and over a sustained period. This affected, in particular, the northern part of countries in the Arabian Gulf and North Africa.

26 Jul 2016 description
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Message from the Director

26 Jul 2016 description


87,000 IDPs from Falluja and surrounding areas since May

36,700 IDPs from Mosul and surrounding areas since March

27,516 IDPs from Shirqat and surrounding areas since June

3.4 million IDPs since January 2014

230,000 Iraqi refugees in the region


UNHCR’s overall appeal of USD 584 million for IDPs and Iraqi refugees in the region is 37% funded including recent announcements and projections


26 Jul 2016 description
report Al Jazeera

by John Beck

Two years after ISIL massacres, the ancient Yazidi religious minority remains on the mountain where they fled.

Guley can see her village from Mount Sinjar. It isn't far - a short drive down twisting roads into the dusty plains below - but beyond reach, and for almost two years she's been unable to return.

Read the full story on Al Jazeera

26 Jul 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, July 26 (KUNA) -- A new batch of relief aid has been delivered to displaced Iraqi families in Anbar, Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) announced on Tuesday.

KRCS' Chairman Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer told KUNA that some 5564 food baskets have been distributed to displaced families in camps scattered across Anbar, adding that the aid aims to mitigate the misery of families.

Moreover, Al-Sayer asserted that KRCS would remain steadfast in its aid of these displaced families, irrespective of their locations.

26 Jul 2016 description

Statement to the Third Preparatory Committee of Habitat 3, given by Hugo Slim, Head of Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

In an urbanizing world, armed conflict and violence are urbanizing too.

Cities like Aleppo and Fallujah are being destroyed. Their civilian populations are facing displacement, siege and impoverishment. In South Sudan, people in Juba, Wau, Bentiu and Leer are living in similarly desperate conditions.

26 Jul 2016 description


  • WFP, UNHCR and the Bureau for Alien and Foreign Immigrants Affairs (BAFIA) are coordinating an inter-sectoral assessment mission which is planned to take place in early August.

  • As of July all commodities will be available in all WFP targeted settlements until the end of the year.

  • In June, WFP assisted 12,476 people with full entitlements and 16,220 with partial entitlements.

Operational Updates

26 Jul 2016 description


The current refugee crisis is the greatest humanitarian challenge to have faced the European Union since its foundation. Although the outcome of the referendum on 23 June 2016 was that the UK should leave the EU, the UK remains a full member of the EU, with all the responsibilities that entails, until the final withdrawal agreement is ratified. It is vital, both on moral grounds and in order to help maintain good relations with the other 27 Member States, that the UK Government should participate fully in EU action to resolve this humanitarian crisis.

26 Jul 2016 description

249,854 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,034 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 26 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

26 Jul 2016 description
report UN Security Council
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7745th Meeting (PM)

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) until 31 July 2017, emphasizing the importance of efforts to support the country’s stabilization, particularly those areas liberated from Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh).

25 Jul 2016 description


247,339 Syrian refugees


newly registered children provided psychosocial services

Increase in the number of Syrian refugee cases being reactivated.

persons are still waiting for decisions by resettlement countries following submission for resettlement in 2015

25 Jul 2016 description

European Commission - Press release

Baghdad, 23 July 2016

Commissioner Stylianides announces €104 million for live-saving humanitarian assistance during his third visit to Baghdad, Iraq.

The European Commission has announced new humanitarian aid projects worth €104 million to help those affected by the rapidly intensifying conflict in Iraq.

25 Jul 2016 description

The Settlement Priority Situation is a CCCM assessment of formal settlements. Priority are ranked from none to very high. The ranking is provided directly by trained Camp Managers, or dedicated focal points from CCCM partners. For this tool information was provided for 36 formal settlements.

25 Jul 2016 description

For displaced Iraqis living in camps, the risk of fire is ever-present. Bad electrical wiring could quickly ignite an electrical fire if left unnoticed. Signs of bad wiring include persistently flickering light or buzzing circuit breaker.