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22 Mar 2017 description

This Report provides information on the various types of IDP locations in Iraq. CCCM area of response is the IDPs living in temporary Settlements, this report is about the formal category of them. Formal Settlements are camps, collective centres, reception/transit centres, & dispersed transit centres.

22 Mar 2017 description

Throughout January cold temperatures and winter conditions put thousands of refugees and other migrants in the Middle East and Europe at risk.

At least five fatalities at Europe’s borders with Turkey were reported due to temperatures as low as -14 degrees Celsius, and snowstorms throughout the region.

22 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

270,546 Iraqis currently internally displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 October 2016

34,337 core relief item kits distributed to families in camps, assisting some 182,000 IDPs from Mosul and surrounding areas

7,990 family plots currently occupied out of 12,497 family plots (for some 75,000 people) in UNHCR built camps ready to receive IDPs displaced from the Mosul corridor

3 million IDPs since January 2014

22 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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BAGHDAD, 22 March 2017 – “I leave Iraq at a time when the country is facing significant challenges and opportunities.

“Yet everywhere I visited – East Mosul, Baghdad, Fallujah, Erbil – children and their families told me of their dreams and their determination to make them real.” “I spoke to a family in East Mosul living near a water distribution point. The family taught their children at home for more than two years.

“Their thirst for water was matched by their thirst for education, the key to a better future.

22 Mar 2017 description

Erbil - As fighting rages in Mosul, Iraq, civilians in the city are caught in the crossfire with limited access to lifesaving medical care. Risking their lives, tens of thousands have fled since the offensive on the western part of the city started on 19 February. Thousands of wounded have been rushed from the conflict area by ambulance.

22 Mar 2017 description
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Key Facts
- 2,000 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis from referrals to EKKA (as of 17 March 2017)
- 1,352 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 17 March, including 90 vacant places in the process to be filled)
- 891 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 17 March) including:
- 130 in Reception and Identification Centers
- 18 in protective custody

22 Mar 2017 description

By the end of February 2017, 163,000 people were displaced by military operations to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Following a pause, hostilities resumed in western Mosul on 19 February, leading to a spike in displacement. All people displaced from western Mosul have been accommodated with family members or in camps and emergency sites, where they receive a tented plot, basic household supplies, hygiene kits, and 30-day food rations. Camp expansion is rapidly accelerating to ensure capacity keeps pace with demand.

22 Mar 2017 description

Australia’s commitment to resettle an additional 12,000 people displaced by the conflicts in Syria and Iraq has been met with 12,000 visas now issued to Syrian and Iraqi refugees.

More than 10,000 of the refugees have already started to make a new home in Australia with the remainder to arrive in Australia in coming months.

Priority for the additional places was given to people assessed as the most vulnerable – persecuted minorities, women, children and families with the least prospect of ever returning safely to their homes.

22 Mar 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Security Forces, Prisoners, Women, Among Those Executed

(Erbil, March 22, 2017) – The Islamic State (also known as ISIS) executed and dumped the bodies of possibly hundreds of detainees at a site near Mosul, Human Rights Watch said today.

21 Mar 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Recommendations for Global Coalition Summit

21 Mar 2017 description

As many as 600,000 civilians remain in the western sector of Mosul, complicating a battle between Islamic State and Iraqi troops

  • Troops try to evacuate civilians

  • IS sniper fire comes from Old City

  • Abadi says US support will accelerate

By Patrick Markey

MOSUL, Iraq, March 21 (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces attempted to evacuate civilians from Mosul's Islamic State-held Old City on Tuesday so that troops could clear the area, but militant snipers hampered the effort, Iraqi officers said.

21 Mar 2017 description
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  • Around 45,000 people from western Mosul were displaced during this reporting period due to military operations, marking an increase of more than 22 per cent from the previous week. In total, some 153,000 people are currently displaced from West Mosul, according to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM). OCHA’s reporting is based on DTM figures. There may be discrepancies between these and the figures reported by the Government of Iraq.

21 Mar 2017 description
report BioMed Central

BMC International Health and Human Rights BMC series – open, inclusive and trusted 2017 17:7 DOI: 10.1186/s12914-017-0116-4© The Author(s). 2017

Received: 17 September 2016 Accepted: 11 March 2017 Published: 20 March 2017

Waleed M. Sweileh

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21 Mar 2017 description
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Baghdad, 21 March 2017 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) is concerned by the recent decision of the Governor of Kirkuk to raise the flag of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq over Kirkuk Citadel.

The Mission notes that the Government of Iraq has clarified that under the Constitution Kirkuk falls under the jurisdiction of the central government and that no flag should be raised in the Governorate other than the Iraqi flag.

21 Mar 2017 description
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Baghdad, 21 March 2017 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the “cowardly” terrorist bombing in Baghdad’s southwestern al-Amil district on Monday 20 March 2017 in which scores of civilians were reported killed or injured.

The SRSG expresses condolences to the families of the dead and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

21 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Over 7,860 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia. 87% (6,768) of them were sheltered in 17 heated government facilities (below chart refers). The rest stayed rough in Belgrade city centre or the North.