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27 May 2015 description

Coordination

Logistics Coordination Meetings were held in Erbil, Dohuk and Baghdad to address logistics gaps and bottlenecks, to coordinate and facilitate the prepositionning and shipment of relief items, and to develop common solutions for an improved humanitarian response.

  • Four coordination meetings held in Erbil

  • One coordination meeting held in Dahuk

  • One coordination meeting held in Baghdad to support relief operations in the central and southern region of Iraq

  • 40 partners attended the meetings

27 May 2015 description

Mali: Gao and Timbutku regions have been the scene of multiple clashes between the Azawad Movement Coalition and Malian forces, as well as the pro-government Gatia militia. At least 12 people have been killed, including nine civilians. About 31,500 people have been displaced from three districts in Timbuktu region. They are in urgent needs of water, food, NFIs, and shelter support, but access is limited.

27 May 2015 description
report Peace Direct

May 1 2015: The conflict in Syria has seen huge numbers of people fleeing the violence. Amber Webb provides an overview of the situation they face as refugees, which depends on the country they arrive in.

The conflict in Syria has produced one of the worst humanitarian crises in nearly two decades. The flow of refugees escaping violence has been unrelenting, and neighbouring countries are now buckling under its impact. Regional stability is deteriorating, and refugees and host countries alike are suffering from the burden of conflict.

27 May 2015 description
report Government of Italy

Humanitarian supplies organised by Italian Development Cooperation arrived today, 26 May 2015, at the Ibrahim Khali/Zakho border crossing between Turkey and Iraq. The shipment left Italy from the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) at Brindisi and is headed for Dohuk, in the Autonomous Region of Iraqi Kurdistan. It will then be distributed to the Kurdish-Syrian population of the Rojava Hassaké enclave.

27 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • An estimated 25 000 internally displaced persons (DOH Anbar) were reported to be stranded for three days (21 -23 May) in Bzebz bridge from Anbar side; all waiting to cross to Baghdad. Those displaced and stranded were mainly from Husaybah ALsharqiah, Khalidiah, Muthaik and Habbaniyah.

27 May 2015 description
infographic World Health Organization

OVERVIEW

Iraq is the highest risk country for polio eradication in the Middle East due to unstable security situation leading to disrupted health services and frequent mass movement (IDPs and Refugees). In 2012, World Health Assembly declared the completion of polio eradication a programmatic emergency for global public health.

26 May 2015 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working in the Erbil region or northern Iraq since 2013 providing primary healthcare and mental health services to Syrian refugees who have fled from the conflict that continues to rage in their country. MSF also assists Iraqis who have been forced out of their homes by the violence.

26 May 2015 description

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rushing food assistance into Iraq’s Anbar governorate as tens of thousands continue to flee fierce fighting in the Ramadi district.

Some 25,000 people received emergency food assistance yesterday (May 21) in Habbaniya, west of Baghdad, and supplies for 15,000 additional displaced people were en route for Amiriyat Al Fallujah. In the past week, WFP and its partners have provided emergency supplies to more than 45,000 people in locations across the affected area.

26 May 2015 description

These dashboards reflect the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 200 partners, including governments, UN Agencies, and NGOs, involved in the 3RP response in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Achievements are cumulative from the start of 2015, while targets are based on full funding of the 3RP and an expected 4.27 million refugees by end-2015.

26 May 2015 description

Almost 2,000 partner staff have been trained this year on Child Protection and Sexual & Gender Based Violence response

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

Capacity-building through the training of responders in various aspects of protection continues across the region.

26 May 2015 description
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Baghdad/Erbil, 26 May 2015| Iraqi children under five this week are again the centre of a mass vaccination campaign that started on 24 May across all governorates in Iraq to keep the country polio-free after completing one year since the last case of polio was recorded in a 34 month old girl in Rasafa Sector of Baghdad on 7 April 2014.