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30 Mar 2017 description

The city of Mosul has been a battleground since October 2016. Handicap International teams in Iraq see children, women and men injured by bullets, blasts and shells on a daily basis. In addition to Handicap International’s work in camps for displaced people, its teams work in hospitals to assist casualties with physiotherapy and psychological support sessions.

30 Mar 2017 description

With the battle entering the densely populated areas of western Mosul, civilian casualties are becoming more of a risk

  • Battle edges toward densely populated Old Mosul

  • U.S. says coalition probably had role in deadly blast

  • Troops besiege landmark al Nuri mosque site

  • Pope expresses concern for civilians trapped in Mosul (Updates with Baghdad bombing)

By Isabel Coles and John Davison

30 Mar 2017 description

"As we move into these urban environments, it is going to become more and more difficult to apply extraordinarily high standards"

(Adds change on decision-making process in paragraph 7)

By Idrees Ali

WASHINGTON, March 29 (Reuters) - A senior U.S. general said on Wednesday it will be difficult to maintain "extraordinarily high standards" to avoid civilian casualties in Mosul, even as the U.S. military begins a formal investigation into an explosion in the Iraqi city that is believed to have killed scores of civilians.

30 Mar 2017 description

"We were locked inside our houses as bombing intensified"

  • No certainty on cause of al-Jadida blast

  • Casualties may be more than 200 in rubble

  • U.S.-led coalition says it may have had a role

By John Davison and Ahmed Rasheed

30 Mar 2017 description
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Baghdad, 30 March 2017 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the terrorist bombing in Yousufiyah at Baghdad’s southern entrance late Wednesday, 29 March 2017, in which a number of people were killed or wounded.

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

29 Mar 2017 description

Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Excellencies,

As salaam alaikum.

I thank His Majesty King Abdullah II and the Government of Jordan for inviting me to address this important Summit of the League of Arab States.

Your Majesty, I was Prime Minister of Portugal when I first had the honour of meeting you.

29 Mar 2017 description

Tens of thousands of civilians are trapped inside homes, caught in the fighting, shelling and air strikes.

  • Battle edges toward densely populated Old Mosul

  • U.S. says coalition probably had role in deadly blast

  • Troops besiege landmark al Nuri mosque site

By Isabel Coles and John Davison

29 Mar 2017 description
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IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #19 covers IOM Iraq activities from 9 to 22 march 2017 in response to recent displacements from Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk governorates.

As military operations in the Mosul corridor 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.

29 Mar 2017 description
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1.2 -1.5 MILLION* PEOPLE AFFECTED

280,000 # DISPLACED FROM MOSUL

2.7 MILLION** PEOPLE IN NEED OF HEALTH SERVICES

600,819 *** PEOPLE REACHED

5,333 # INJURED

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  • On 25 March, the World Health Organization, the Federal Ministry of Health and Ninewa Department of Health opened a trauma field hospital (FH) in Athba, 15 kilometers from the frontlines of west Mosul.

29 Mar 2017 description
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Mosul, Iraq 28 March 2017: With medical capacities to treat severely wounded people significantly reduced due to conflict and coupled with the increased trend of traumatic injuries amongst civilians, the World Health Organization, the Federal Ministry of Health and Ninewa Department of Health has opened a trauma field hospital (FH) in Athba.

29 Mar 2017 description
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GENEVA (28 March 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday deplored the massive loss of civilian lives in west Mosul in recent days, victims of actions by ISIL and of airstrikes.

28 Mar 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Mosul Civilians Describe Deadly Attack

28 Mar 2017 description

by Reuters
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 14:29 GMT

More than 10,000 buffalo of Badush were a key source of meat and dairy products in western Mosul

By John Davison

MOSUL, Iraq, March 28 (Reuters) - In a field off a main road south of Mosul, a stray dog picked at the body of a dead buffalo calf, part of an exhausted herd brought 20 miles on foot by farmers forced to abandon their land in the fight against Islamic State.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

28 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 25th

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  • Markets and shops are functioning, with some items available, however due to a lack of cash in households, high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, purchasing power is low/poor.

28 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 14th, 16th & 19th.

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  • Markets and shops are functioning with some items available, however there is an insufficient quantity of all basic products such as food, NFIs, water etc.

28 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 23th.

Highlights

  • Markets and shops are functioning, with essential items available, however due to a lack of cash in households, high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, purchasing power of basic items such as food and NFIs is low/poor.

28 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 15th.

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  • Markets and shops are functioning, with food, water, NFIs and other goods available, however due to a lack of cash and jobs, purchasing power is low and these items and goods remain unavailable.