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21 Mar 2017 description

March 21 – Mosul, Iraq

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) is opening today a second Emergency Medical Team (EMT) field hospital in Mosul, to meet increasing needs for surgical and medical care by people injured in the ongoing violent conflict.

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1.2 -1.5 MILLION* PEOPLE AFFECTED

254,880 # DISPLACED FROM MOSUL

2.7 MILLION** PEOPLE IN NEED OF HEALTH SERVICES

574,846 *** PEOPLE REACHED

5057 # INJURED

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21 Mar 2017 description
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Many refugee and asylum-seeker women and girls have been exposed to gender-based violence taking the form of coercion, forced prostitution, harassment, survival sex, sexual slavery or various forms of extortions. However, “their protection from violence has not been considered a priority in the management of the refugee crisis”, today said PACE Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination. According to parliamentarians, “the gender dimension of the refugee crisis has been largely overlooked”.

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20 March 2017, Erbil, Iraq: The World Health Organization with logistic support from the World Food Programme airlifted 15 fully equipped ambulances in order to strengthen the response to the increasing trauma and medical related emergencies in west Mosul. These ambulances will enhance trauma care at the frontlines and ensure timely referral to field hospitals.

21 Mar 2017 description
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Baghdad 21 March 2017: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Iraq and in collaboration with the Regional Food Security Analysis Network (RFSAN) held a multi-stakeholder consultation workshop between 14-15 March in Baghdad. The workshop focused on strengthening national food security information systems in Iraq as well as discussing future capacity development.

20 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Until 28 February 2017, there were 13,439 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 9,101 arrivals recorded in the same month in 2016 (a 48% increase). Greece has seen a 98% lower number of arrivals in February 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016, 2,611 and 125,494 respectively.

  • According to available data, there have been 17,479 new arrivals to Greece, Italy and Bulgaria, as countries of first arrival to Europe since the beginning of 2017 till 28 of February 2017.

20 Mar 2017 description

"I hid my sons in the basement and told them if you want my sons you will have to kill me"

  • Forced recruitment sign of attrition

  • Residents pour out of eastern Mosul

  • Battle focused on Old City but IS hold other areas

By Patrick Markey and John Davison

20 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools on Feb 7th.

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  • Due to a lack of access to cash, and employment, purchasing power is extremely limited in Al-Akha and as a result access too food, NFIs and medical supplies is restricted.

20 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools on Feb 7th.

Highlights

  • Due to a lack of access to cash, purchasing power is extremely limited and as a result access to food, NFIs and medical supplies is severely restricted.

20 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools on Feb 8th.

Highlights

  • Food was deemed the top priority by informants. With shops and markets available within the neighborhood offering staple items and other consumables, the high prices are hindering resident’s food security.

20 Mar 2017 description

Les Fonds de Financement Communs Pays (CBPF) permettent aux organisations humanitaires d’apporter une assistance rapide et efficace à ceux qui en ont le plus besoin. Ils permettent aux Gouvernements et aux donateurs privés de mettre en commun leurs ressources pour répondre à des crises spécifiques, qu’il s’agisse d’une catastrophe naturelle ou d’un conflit armé.

FONCTIONNEMENT DES CBPF

20 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 22th

Highlights

  • While markets and shops are functional, due to a lack of cash in households, high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, food is reported as a top community need along with cash and jobs.

20 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 20th

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  • WASH needs are deemed the top priority need by most informants, a reflection of the lack of access to clean drinking water for the neighborhood’s residents.

20 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 23rd.

Highlights

  • Food was noted as the key need for the community with food security being hindered by a lack of sufficient access to staple foods in addition to low/poor purchasing power.

  • Informants note that access to electricity is one of the key priorities, with the current electrical network destroyed.

20 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools on Feb 7th.

Highlights

  • Due to a lack of access to cash, purchasing power is extremely low and as a result access to food, NFIs and hygiene products is severely restricted.

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Baghdad, 20 March 2017 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) hosted today a meeting of civil society organizations to discuss measures aimed at strengthening the participation and representation of women in the electoral and political processes.

Nineteen representatives from civil society organizations and activists - women and men - participated in the forum. The need to have regular forums with civil society groups was highlighted during the global open day of the UN Security Council 1325 on women peace and security organised by UNAMI in October 2016.