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16 Feb 2017 description

Erbil, 15 February 2017 – After over two years of suspended routine immunization activities in Mosul and the surrounding districts, the World Health Organization in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and UNICEF have trained 30 vaccinators from the recently taken areas in east Mosul and Salahuddin to help revitalize routine immunization services.

The 3-day training that targeted grass root level health workers is funded by the Government of Japan. The funds will also be used to improve health services for highly vulnerable populations.

16 Feb 2017 description

Erbil 15 February 2017 - The World Health Organization (WHO) has responded to an acute shortage of medical supplies in the newly retaken areas of Mosul by delivering medicines and other medical supplies to 16 primary health centers, one hospital and the Directorate of Health (DOH) in Ninewa. The donation will support treatment of patients with infectious diseases, chronic conditions, diarrheal diseases and trauma cases who have been deprived of medical care.

16 Feb 2017 description

Key Figures

131,440
Total Number of Persons of Concern

30,642
Total Number of Iraqi Refugees

100,798
Total Number of Iraqi Asylum-Seekers

2,945
Iraqis Registered in January

15 Feb 2017 description
report UN News Service

15 February 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated his commitment to fighting terrorism but underlined also the importance of political solutions to the crises in Syria and the wider region, and put his weight behind the intra-Syrian negotiations expected to begin later this month in Geneva.

Speaking to reporters in Cairo after meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Secretary-General praised Egypt as a “central player” and an “absolutely essential contributor” to finding a solution to regional problems.

15 Feb 2017 description

Operational Updates

  • Between 17 October and 12 February, a total of 29,405 m3 of NFIs, equivalent to 6,142 mt, has been handled on behalf of 30 humanitarian organisations.

  • In order to address an identified gap in warehouse management capacity for both humanitarian and government actors, the Logistics Cluster held a warehouse management training in Zummar on 23 January. This was held in Arabic with live translation available, and was attended by 15 staff from six national and international organizations.

15 Feb 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 6th.

Highlights

  • Assess to clean drinking water is a top priority need. Al-Intisar residents are currently drinking water from unprotected boreholes.

  • Markets are functioning and food, water, NFIs and other goods are present in the market. However, a lack of cash and lack of income make these goods unavailable to most.

15 Feb 2017 description

With a new phase in the Mosul offensive poised to begin, Iraq’s Humanitarian Co-ordinator, Lise Grande, toured UNHCR’s Hasansham U3 displacement camp and the government-built Khazer M1 camp, east of Mosul, where UNHCR has also provided support and distributed emergency items.

15 Feb 2017 description
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DISPLACEMENT OF OVER 3 MILLION IDPs AMID CONTINUED RETURN MOVEMENTS

The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) is IOM’s information management tool that gathers data on the status and location of displaced persons across Iraq.

As of 2 February 2017, the DTM has identified 3,030,006 internally displaced persons (505,001 families)1 displaced after January 2014, dispersed across 106 districts and 3,661 locations in Iraq.2 For the same period, the DTM has identified 1,495,962 returnees (i.e. 249,327 families).

15 Feb 2017 description
report European Union

In 2016, migration pressure at Europe’s external borders remained high with the detection of over half a million illegal border-crossings. Frontex estimates that this figure corresponds to about 382 000 migrants coming to Europe from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Compared to the 1.8 million illegal border-crossings reported in 2015, 2016 saw a significant decrease, but this figure is still higher than any annual figure for arrivals between 2010 (104 060) and 2014 (282 933).

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the announcement of nearly $17m in extra funding for its work by the Government of Japan. The funding will allow UNHCR to expand the provision of emergency items, shelter and cash assistance to Iraqi families displaced from Mosul conflict and to Syrian refugees. The bulk of the funding - $14.3m – will be allocated to programmes for Iraqis recently displaced due to the Mosul offensive, with $ 2.6m allocated to the agency’s work for Syrian refugees, mainly in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I).

15 Feb 2017 description
report European Commission

eurostat news release 254/2016

Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis were the most numerous

During the third quarter of 2016 (from July to September), 358 300 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), up by 17% compared with the second quarter of 2016 (when 305 700 first time applicants were registered). From January to September 2016, more than 950 000 first time asylum seekers were registered in the EU Member States.

14 Feb 2017 description

As thousands of families began fleeing Mosul, Relief International’s medical teams raced toward the crisis.

United Nations officials estimate that up to 200,000 people could flood newly liberated areas, leading to what they predict will be the largest humanitarian crisis in recent months. As many as 1.5 million people ultimately could be affected.

14 Feb 2017 description

SUDAN

A cholera outbreak is ongoing in eastern Sudan. In El Gedaref, the local hospital is admitting as many as five suspected cases per day, while in Red Sea state, over 500 suspected cases were reported at the beginning of February. In Port Sudan, Red Sea state, 38 cases of scabies have been detected, highlighting the lack of safe water provision. In the Two areas, the SPLM-N refuses to accept a plan proposed by the US government for delivering humanitarian assistance as they do not agree to the supply route that would be used.

14 Feb 2017 description

Project focuses on solving long-standing distribution problems.

By Nisrine al-Ahmad

Locals in Kafr Nabel have high hopes of a revived water pumping scheme which aims to solve ongoing shortages in many liberated areas.

A project to solve this crisis was first launched in June 2014 by the Union of Revolutionary Bureaus in the western countryside of Maarrat al-Nu’man.

It drilled five wells, equipped two of them with machinery and linked them to the main network providing water to Kafr Nabl and its surroundings.

14 Feb 2017 description

As Iraq continues to struggle with armed conflict and a protracted humanitarian crisis, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and the Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights have launched a new online reporting tool to empower local civilians to monitor and document human rights violations.

14 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The overall number of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia stood around 7,700. Over 6,600 (86%) of them were sheltered in 17 heated government facilities (below chart refers). The rest were staying rough in Belgrade city centre or the North.