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28 May 2017 description
report iMMAP

21 May, 2017

  • Popular Mobilization Forces announced the liberation of Tal Banat, Ain Ghazal, Ain Fathi Al-Shimaliyah, Aziz, Thari Al-Uwaist, Nayliyah, Sada Zawbaa, Tal Qasb, and Masbas villages’ northern and southern Al-Qairawan subdistrict of Sinjar district in Ninewa province.

  • VBIEDs, IEDs, and mined houses were found and cleared by the Popular Mobilization Forces in the liberated villages mentioned above.

28 May 2017 description
report IHH

In 25th anniversary of its establishment IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, launched its 2017 Ramadan campaign with “They are Waiting for You” slogan. Throughout Ramadan IHH is going to deliver aid to 1 million people.

IHH, which has been delivering food hampers and food aid packages to help the poor break fast in abundance, is geared up to put a smile on the faces of orphans and needy.

27 May 2017 description
report CARE

CARE in Iraq: Helping women and families rebuild their lives

CARE is providing long-term help to thousands of women struggling to raise their families after years of sectarian violence in Iraq.

26 May 2017 description
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Food and Water Security in the Middle East and North Africa
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Assessing and Mitigating the Cost of Climate Change

Brussels, 22 May 2017 - Exacerbated by climate change, food and water shortages in the Middle East and North Africa risk triggering more conflict and mass migration with serious security implications for the wider world, lawmakers from NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly warn in a new draft report to be discussed on 27 May.

26 May 2017 description

As the Pentagon reports on its findings following the investigation into the US-led coalition airstrike that killed at least 100 civilians in West Mosul’s Jadida neighbourhood on 17 March 2017, Samah Hadid Amnesty International’s Middle East Deputy Director of campaigns said:

“The attack on the Jadida neighbourhood was a tragedy that alerted the world to the horrors being inflicted upon Iraqi civilians. Entire families are being killed inside their homes, where they are stuck between ground fighting and airstrikes.

26 May 2017 description

by Reuters
Friday, 26 May 2017 17:41 GMT

Iraqi air force dropped leaflets calling on the population to flee, raising fears among aid organisations for the safety of civilians

By Maher Chmaytelli

BAGHDAD, May 26 (Reuters) - The Iraqi air force on Friday dropped leaflets calling on the population in the Islamic State-held Old City centre of Mosul to flee, raising fears among humanitarian organisations for the safety of civilians.

Read more at Thomson Reuters Foundation

26 May 2017 description
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I am deeply concerned for the safety of civilians behind ISIL lines in western Mosul.

Although the UN is not present in the areas where fighting is occurring, we have received very disturbing reports of families being shut inside booby-trapped homes and of children being deliberately targeted by snipers. Families in the city still lack access to clean water and medicine and many have only limited access to food.

26 May 2017 description

By: Helen Womack and Zsolt Balla in Zagreb, Croatia | 26 May 2017

Wissam watches his son playing in a sandpit outside their flat. In a nearby apartment, Ali is getting ready to go to a job interview. The two Iraqi refugees lost heart after Austria sent them back to Croatia, but are now settled in Zagreb where they are starting to recover their faith in the future.

26 May 2017 description

IOM Iraq DTM has been monitoring displacement and return movements to and from the city of Mosul since military operations started on 17 October 2016. The operations to retake west Mosul city started on 19 February and displacement was recorded as of 25 February.

26 May 2017 description
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Iraq - An average of 10,000 individuals are fleeing from West Mosul and arriving daily at the transit Zone in Hamam al-Alil, according to the military and camp management there.

Last Thursday (May 18) the number of people fleeing West Mosul peaked when some 16,100 individuals passed through the Hamam al-Alil screening site, according to government figures. It was the largest official daily movement of people since the Mosul operation began on October 17, 2016.

26 May 2017 description


GENEVA (26 May 2017) – Civilians in Syria are increasingly paying the price as counter-ISIL airstrikes escalate while ISIL cracks down on those in and around areas remaining under its control, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said Friday.

26 May 2017 description
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IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #23 covers IOM Iraq activities from 4-17 May 2017 in response to recent displacements from Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk governorates.

As military operations in Mosul continue, IOM is assisting displaced families and affected communities through the provision of emergency response services including: non-food item kits, shelter, livelihoods assistance, primary health care, psychosocial assistance, displacement tracking and light infrastructure projects.

26 May 2017 description

By Rachael Chen on May 25, 2017

A key component of the United States’ ongoing stabilization efforts in areas of Iraq liberated from the terrorist group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) involves the safe disposal of landmines, unexploded ordnance, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). As ISIS retreats, they are leaving behind thousands of deadly explosive hazards, particularly around critical infrastructure like power and water utilities. Before Iraqi families can return home and rebuild their communities, these hazards must be thoroughly cleared.

26 May 2017 description

60,521 arrivals by sea in 2017 1,530 dead/missing published 09:00 CET 26 May 363,401 arrivals in 2016

26 May 2017 description


377,406 Internally displaced Iraqis verified as being currently displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 October 20161

487,000 IDPs, returnees and members of the host community from Mosul and surrounding areas assisted by UNHCR since 17 October 2016.

13,303 family plots currently occupied out of 18,736 family plots (for some 106,000 people) in UNHCR built camps ready to receive IDPs displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas 3 million

26 May 2017 description


293 Virologic monitoring of poliovirus type 2 after OPV2 withdrawal in April 2016: an important advance in eradicating poliomyelitis and eliminating live oral poliovirus vaccines worldwide, 2016–2017


293 Surveillance virologique des poliovirus de type 2 après le retrait du VPO2 en avril 2016: une avancée importante vers l’éradication de la poliomyélite et l’élimination des vaccins antipoliomyélitiques oraux vivants à l’échelle mondiale, 2016-2017

25 May 2017 description
report UN Population Fund


New women and girls safe spaces have opened cross border in both northern and southern Syria.

283,612 reproductive health services delivered to Syrians
9,299 deliveries supported, including 3,395 C-section deliveries 63,948 family planning services
15,797 gender-based violence response services provided to Syrians 14,276 women accessed women safe spaces