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Factsheet: The UK's humanitarian aid response to the Syria crisis and region (22 July 2014)

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £600 million to provide humanitarian support including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.

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Third report of the Secretary-General submitted pursuant to paragraph 6 of resolution 2110 (2013) (S/2014/485)

I. Introduction

In paragraph 6 of its resolution 2110 (2013) , the Security Council requested me to report to it every four months on progress made towards fulfilling the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The present report covers key political and security devel opments related to Iraq and provides an update on the activities of the United Nations in Iraq since the issuance of my report dated 14 March 2014 (S/2014/190 ).

II. Summary of key political developments pertaining to Iraq

Internal developments

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Horrific Acts by Extremist Group in Iraq Present Complex Threat to Peace, Security of Entire Region, Top United Nations Official Tells Security Council

Security Council

SC/11488

7224th Meeting (AM)

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq this morning called on the Security Council to demand that the Islamist forces that now controlled a third of the country's territory cease all hostilities and atrocities and ensure that the group’s "horrific terrorist acts" were held to account.

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Northern Iraq - Winterisation planning map (23 July 2014)

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To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Assessment of Area of Origin of Internally Displaced Persons in Northern Iraq - Pilot Assessment Report, 12th July 2014

Report
REACH

SUMMARY

A significant number of people have been affected by the escalation of violence in Iraq in early June 2014. Since January 2014 over a million are reported to have left their place of residence to seek refuge in areas perceived as safer, notably in northern Iraq. An even larger number of people have chosen to stay, for a variety of reasons, in their place of origin in spite of the rapidly deteriorating security situation.

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Baghdad in political, diplomatic push amid battlefield stalemate

07/23/2014 23:20 GMT

by Jean Marc MOJON

BAGHDAD, July 23, 2014 (AFP) - Iraq was closer to breaking months of political limbo Thursday after a deal on the post of president paved the way for the formation of a new government.

The breakthrough came hours before a meeting in Baghdad between UN chief Ban Ki-moon and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, whose government has complained it was not receiving adequate foreign support to battle jihadist-led insurgents.

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NCCI is Increasing its Coordination Activities in Erbil

Since the end of last year, more than 1 million people have been displaced inside Iraq due to violence in Anbar, Ninewa and the surrounding governorates. Following the recent outbreak of violence in Ninewa in June and the spread of violence to other parts of Iraq, 500,000 people were displaced from within and around the city of Mosul in the course of just one week. The majority of these IDPs, more than 300,000 people, fled to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).

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Civilian Toll of Government Airstrikes

Dozens Dead, Hundreds Injured in 5 Cities

Iraq’s security forces have killed at least 75 civilians and wounded hundreds of others in indiscriminate air strikes on four cities since June 6, 2014. Human Rights Watch documented 17 airstrikes, the majority in the first half of July. Barrel bombs were used in six of them.

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Iraqi celebrities join the Red Crescent to relieve the displaced families

As violence continues in Mosul, the humanitarian situation for many families is still very challenging, and has forced more than 91,000 families to leave their homes in search of safety. The Iraqi Red Crescent Society has been providing essential aid and relief support to families, including shelter, food and water through its staff and volunteers across the country.

As part of its psychosocial support program, the society has invited more than 20 Iraqi artists, athletes and journalists to share Ramadan meals with more than 1,000 displaced families in the city of Karbala.

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Global terrorism fatalities up 30%, risk of attacks increase most in China, Egypt, Kenya, and Libya

Report
Maplecroft

Over the last 12 months, global fatalities from acts of terrorism have risen 30% compared to the previous five year average, according to a new security monitoring service from global risk analytics company Maplecroft, which also identifies China, Egypt, Kenya and Libya as seeing the most significant increases in the risk of terrorist attacks.

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Urging Israeli-Palestinian parties to renew ceasefire efforts, Secretary-General tells Security Council conflict’s root causes must be addressed

SC/11485
Security Council
7222nd Meeting (AM)

Speakers Also Debate Pressing Concerns in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen

Although a ceasefire was critical in ending the escalating violence, if the root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were not addressed, the problem would never be solved, but merely delayed for yet another time, the Secretary-General told the Security Council today during an open debate on the Middle East.

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Baghdad suicide car bomb kills 23: police

07/22/2014 21:42 GMT

BAGHDAD, July 22, 2014 (AFP) - A suicide car bomb explosion ripped through a police checkpoint in Baghdad Tuesday, killing 23 people and wounding more than 40, police and medical sources said.

The suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at an entrance to the northwestern neighbourhood of Kadhimiyah, a police colonel and an interior ministry official said.

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Thousands of Christians flee Mosul - Malteser International provides health care in Kurdish autonomous region

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Malteser

Karamless, Northern Iraq. A region controlled by the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) extremist group that is about 20 kilometers away from Mosul, Iraq. Malteser International is providing health care in a building turned provisional health center owned by the Chaldean church. A Christian community lives in Karamless; because of the continuous displacement of Christians into the region, the community is growing in the small Northern Iraqi village.

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WFP Airlifts Food To Displaced Families Amid Growing Hunger In Northeastern Syria

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) started today airlifting food for a total of 50,000 of the most vulnerable displaced people in Syria’s northeastern Al Hassakeh governorate as food deliveries by road are blocked and concern is rising about growing needs.

The first of 23 WFP-chartered flights from the Syrian capital of Damascus landed at Qamishli airport, bringing critically needed food rations including rice, lentils, oil, pasta, bulgar, canned food, wheat flour, beans, salt and sugar for 4,000 people.

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Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Protection

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS

As 30 June 2014, 220, 210 Syrians were registered with UNHCR (82,0020 households). An estimated 1% of the population is pending registration at the end of the reporting period.

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Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Food Security

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

•Due to changes in the lab testing requirements before importation of food commodities into Iraq WFP faced a complete pipeline break resulting in the delay of food distributions in most of the Syrian refugees. Pending delivery of the new food consignment, beneficiaries in Akre received their partial rations to cover two weeks. The remaining rations were distributed after a two week delay before the end the month.

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Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Education

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

UNICEF has supported the MOE to hold examinations for 6574 children in the camps. This is a major success for the education sector who has been advocating for the children who studied the Syrian curriculum to be certified.

Construction continued of 8 schools, 5 in the non-camp settings and 3 in the camp s . One 12 classroom school completed in Erbil was handed over to the Ministry of Education which appointed a head teacher. UNICEF continues to advocate with MOE to recruit teachers in order to open in September.

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Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Health

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

• More than 32,400 refugees utilised available primary, secondary and tertiary health care services provided by the Directorate of Health (DoH) and NGO partners with the support of UN agencies. The overall health care utilisation rate is stable, no outbreaks of communicable diseases occurred.

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Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Shelter

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

Gawilan Camp: 300 families relocated from transit site to the Permanent site after UNHCR implemented 1,632 tents foundation with kitchens and government did the electricity grid.

Arbat Camp: 500 families relocated from transit site to the Permanent camp (blocks A&B) after UNHCR implemented 2,040 tents foundation with kitchens. Kurdistan Regional Governement (KR-I ) provided the electricity grid and water net for blocks (A &B).

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Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Basic Needs

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

During the reporting period, UNHCR in Duhok continued with the distribution of fans and water jerry cans to respond to the summer heat for refugees in both camps and non-camps. A total of 5,507 non camp families were reached with fans (UNHCR) and 298 with refrigerators from PWJ.