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15 May 2017 description

2016 worst year for civilian deaths from explosive violence recorded in the last six years.

Since 2011, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has been recording the global impact of explosive violence as reported in English language media.

In 2016, AOAV recorded 45,624 deaths and injuries from the use of explosive weapons around the world. As with previous years, civilians bore the burden of this explosive violence. Of those harmed, 70% were reported to be civilians – 32,088.

15 May 2017 description

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society(IRCS) has announced the arrival of four Algerian cargo airplanes loaded with humanitarian assistance donated by the government and Algerian Red Crescent, these assistance includes 180 ton of food and non-food materials and medicine have arrived in Baghdad on Algerian airplanes.

15 May 2017 description
report Harikar


Harikar NGO is a neutral, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization established in 30th May 2004 by group of social activists. Harikar NGO as stated in its mission statement strives toward the fulfilment of human and women rights in Duhok Governorate as stipulated in the new Iraqi constitution of 15th October 2005. Harikar is committed to- within its resources- contribute towards the achievement of the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals.

15 May 2017 description
report ACTED

Since 2012, when the uprising in Syria quickly turned into a full-scale armed conflict, thousands of people have fled their country to escape violence and seek safety and protection in neighboring countries. Due to the geographical proximity with Iraq, many Syrians crossed the Iraqi border and relocated in and out of camps across the country. To them, ACTED Iraq has provided humanitarian assistance for the past five years, through a combination of emergency response and long-term strategy, aimed at ensuring the sustainability of its intervention.

13 May 2017 description

In April, the number of people displaced from Mosul rose to over half a million, around a fifth of whom have returned to their homes in east Mosul and surrounding areas. Over 80 per cent of people displaced from Mosul are sheltering in camps and emergency sites, but increasingly, people displaced from west Mosul and Tel Afar are choosing to go to host communities in east Mosul in order to reunite with their families. Elsewhere, displacement from Hawiga has slowed since the beginning of the year, reaching a standstill by the end of the month.

12 May 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - May 2017): 5,765

Total arrivals in Greece during May 2017: 601

Average daily arrivals during May 2017: 5

Average daily arrivals during Apr 2017: 39

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 205

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during May 2017: 641

Dead and missing

146 dead - 51 missing (Dec. 2016)

9 dead - 0 missing (Apr. 2017)

12 May 2017 description

Belgium - The UN Migration Agency’s (IOM) office in Greece reports that, as of 30 April 2017, over 12,000 asylum seekers have been relocated from Greece to other European Union (EU) Member and Associated States.

The total through the end of April was 12,496 asylum seekers who have been relocated from Greece since the launch of the EU Relocation Scheme in October 2015, continuing a clear upward trend.

12 May 2017 description


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

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

12 May 2017 description
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Iraq - The UN Migration Agency (IOM) is expanding its programmes in Iraq’s Anbar Governorate, which has been greatly affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis. The programmes include support for small businesses, job creation and light infrastructure, medical assistance, and community policing.

Due to the current crisis, more than 188,000 individuals remain displaced within Anbar Governorate. But, according to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), more than 814,000 displaced Iraqis from Anbar have returned.

12 May 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

12 May 2017 description


IOM’s overall vision is to enhance good governance of migration throughout the Middle East and North Africa region, ultimately aspiring towards migration and human mobility that is humane and orderly and that benefits migrants and societies.

IOM will do so by addressing the mobility dimensions of crises affecting the region and by contributing to structural transformations in the way in which migration is approached, addressed and discussed in the Middle East and North Africa.

12 May 2017 description

Key points:

  • Poor food consumption has increased in Tilkaif

  • Negative coping levels have risen in Mosul city and food assistance drops by 50 percent in Shura

  • Households in surveyed locations are relying less frequently on negative coping, and the prices of basic commodities continue to fall in retaken parts of Mosul

  • Household access to the Public Distribution System improved for the second consecutive month

Situation Update

12 May 2017 description

53,386 arrivals by sea in 2017 1,309 dead/missing published 09:00 CET 12 May 363,401 arrivals in 2016

12 May 2017 description

By Ahmed Aboulenein

MOSUL, Iraq, May 11 (Reuters) - The families start queuing every day near the well in Mosul's Karaj al-Shamal neighbourhood, filling their large plastic containers with sulphurous, nearly undrinkable water.

As the battle to clear out Islamic State drags on around them, the residents of the wrecked city in northern Iraq have given up waiting for the government or international aid groups and started digging their own water out of the rubble.

12 May 2017 description
report UN Women

Erbil, Iraq, 12, May, 2017 – On Sunday, 14th May 2017, UN Women, the UN agency for gender equality and the empowerment of women, will co-launch in partnership with Oxfam and the Akfar Society, the gender and conflict analysis in ISIL affected communities in Iraq. This analysis has been made possible with generous support from the Japanese Government through UN Women’s LEAP Program, a program that supports livelihood, resilience, safe spaces, protection services and legal aid for women IDPs, returnees, and individuals in host communities.

12 May 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

IRBIL, May 11 (KUNA) - Kuwait on Thursday offered up to 2,000 food packages to the displaced Iraqis outside the camps in Al-Toun area of Irbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.

This relief aid is a part of the framework of the "Kuwait by yourside" campaign responding to humanitarian initiatives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to help the needy around the globe, Kuwait Consul Omar Ahmed Al-Kandari told KUNA.

11 May 2017 description

1599.4 M required for 2017 - Includes USD 1,261,527,328 requested by UNHCR under the 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan in Response to the Syria Crisis 2017-2018
496.9 M contributions received, representing 25% of requirements
1,102.5 M funding gap for the Syria Situation

All figures are displayed in USD