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22 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

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  • In Syria, the delivery of humanitarian assistance to several locations continued to be hampered due to ongoing or renewed hostilities. During May 2017, only three interagency convoys to Duma, Wadi Barada and Jirud in Rural Damascus took place, with UNICEF delivering multi-sectoral assistance to 42,000 people in need.

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Baghdad, 22 June 2017 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, said today that the destruction of the historic al-Nouri Mosque and its landmark leaning minaret during the fighting in Mosul’s Old City by the terrorist Daesh is a clear sign of their collapse.

22 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Children in Iraq trapped in cycles of violence and poverty as conflict reaches unprecedented levels

More than 5 million children in need of urgent humanitarian aid

21 Jun 2017 description

The increasing use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in a growing number of contexts has led to the issue featuring more and more prominently on disarmament and security policy agendas. In particular, the scale and intensity of the regional conflict involving Da’esh in the Middle East has seen the use of improvised munitions on an unprecedented scale, further amplifying the priority attached to IEDs as a policy issue.

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21 Jun 2017 description
report Fund for Peace

FACTIONALIZATION AND GROUP GRIEVANCE FUEL RISE IN INSTABILITY

J. J. MESSNER

21 Jun 2017 description

This research, carried out in conjunction with the International Organization for Migration’s Community Revitalization Programme and Social Inquiry, provides an evidence-based analysis of social fragility at the micro-level in areas of protracted displacement and emerging returns in Iraq. Data collected on these dynamics and the information generated from it are used to propose a new design and implementation of social cohesion programmes, with the aim of supporting broader-scale stabilization, development and peacebuilding efforts.

21 Jun 2017 description

Analysis

The May precipitation was below average compared to the long-term average (LTA) of 2001-2016 in the entire crop-growing governorate of Duhok, large parts of Diyala as well as in pockets of most other governorates of Iraq. However, larger areas of the country received average to above average rainfall in May, which could impact grazing areas as well as seasonal crop production positively. Compared to May last year, amounts of rain were lower in Duhok, parts of Salah al-Din, Diyala and Anbar governorates and in pockets of most other governorates.

21 Jun 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

INTRODUCTION

This is the third REACH overview of the Mosul Crisis since operations to reclaim the city and its surrounding areas from armed groups (AG) started on 17 October 2016. In order to highlight the most recent trends in displacement, this situation overview will focus on the humanitarian situation and displacement patterns that have developed as a result of the Mosul crisis between 26 February and 28 May 2017.

21 Jun 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

425,982 Internally displaced Iraqis verified as being currently displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 October 2016

520,000 IDPs, returnees and members of the host community from Mosul and surrounding areas assisted by UNHCR since 17 October 2016.

166,020 Individuals (36,343 households) impacted by military operations to retake Mosul since October 2016 are currently enrolled in ASSIST, UNHCR’s assistance tracking tool

3 million IDPs since January 2014

21 Jun 2017 description

Already unprecedented food assistance needs grow further; risk of Famine persist

21 Jun 2017 description

Avant-propos

Stephen O’Brien, Secrétaire général des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence

21 Jun 2017 description
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Humanitarian Response Plans and Flash Appeals

21 Jun 2017 description
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Baghdad, 21 June 2017 - In its continued efforts to cope with the increasing demand for health services in displacement camps, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health have inaugurated yesterday 20 June 2017 a new primary health care center (PHCC) in Laylan C internally displaced person’s camp, 20 km south east Kirkuk governorate.

21 Jun 2017 description

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  • WHO in coordination with Erbil and Ninewa Directorates of Health (DOH) on 13 June 2017 rapidly responded to suspected food borne illness outbreak in Hassan Sham U2 camp by conducting an investigation with the aim to identify the source and cause of the outbreak, treat those ill as well as contain and prevent any spread.