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23 Jun 2017 description

Iraq – Three million Iraqis remain internally displaced across the country, despite numerous successes by military forces in dislodging and reclaiming much of the territory once occupied by ISIL.

23 Jun 2017 description

We condemn the destruction of the al-Nuri Mosque and the Hadba Minaret in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday 21st June. Reports indicate that it was blown up deliberately by ISIL as Iraqi security forces were approaching.

This destruction is the latest in a long line of such horrendous acts by ISIL, which has targeted landmark religious sites, including churches, mosques, shrines, tombs and graves.

23 Jun 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

432,726 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

520,000 IDPs, returnees and members of the host community from Mosul and surrounding areas assisted by UNHCR since 17 October 2016.

234,488 Individuals (47,859 households) impacted by military operations to retake Mosul since October 2016 are currently enrolled in

ASSIST, UNHCR’s assistance tracking tool

3 million IDPs since January 20142

22 Jun 2017 description
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Baghdad, 22 June 2017 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, said today that the destruction of the historic al-Nouri Mosque and its landmark leaning minaret during the fighting in Mosul’s Old City by the terrorist Daesh is a clear sign of their collapse.

22 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Children in Iraq trapped in cycles of violence and poverty as conflict reaches unprecedented levels

More than 5 million children in need of urgent humanitarian aid

21 Jun 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

INTRODUCTION

This is the third REACH overview of the Mosul Crisis since operations to reclaim the city and its surrounding areas from armed groups (AG) started on 17 October 2016. In order to highlight the most recent trends in displacement, this situation overview will focus on the humanitarian situation and displacement patterns that have developed as a result of the Mosul crisis between 26 February and 28 May 2017.

21 Jun 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

425,982 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

520,000 IDPs, returnees and members of the host community from Mosul and surrounding areas assisted by UNHCR since 17 October 2016.

166,020 Individuals (36,343 households) impacted by military operations to retake Mosul since October 2016 are currently enrolled in ASSIST, UNHCR’s assistance tracking tool

3 million IDPs since January 2014

21 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • WHO in coordination with Erbil and Ninewa Directorates of Health (DOH) on 13 June 2017 rapidly responded to suspected food borne illness outbreak in Hassan Sham U2 camp by conducting an investigation with the aim to identify the source and cause of the outbreak, treat those ill as well as contain and prevent any spread.

20 Jun 2017 description

AFGHANISTAN

There has been a spike in displacement due to clashes between armed groups and Afghan security forces in southern Nangarhar. Over 10,000 people were displaced between 11 and 18 June, almost doubling the total displacement figure in the eastern provinces this year. 30 schools have been forced to close due to the escalation in conflict, depriving nearly 15,000 pupils of education.

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IRAQ

20 Jun 2017 description

European Commission - Statement

Brussels, 20 June 2017

"The fighting in Mosul, Iraq is in its final stage, reaching now the town's densely populated Old City. The European Union supports humanitarian organisations to deliver lifesaving aid for the most in need. These organisations are currently doing all they can to give emergency assistance to the families who manage to flee the city. They provide medical assistance to wounded, protection and education for children, water and food to people weakened by months of deprivation.

20 Jun 2017 description
report ShelterBox

With the final battle for Mosul in Iraq expected to play out in the coming days, the UN fears that up to 100,000 civilians still trapped in the city may be used as human shields by IS. UK charity ShelterBox is standing ready to aid families who manage to escape. They say, ‘The military are talking about the beginning of the end, however the human suffering is far from over.’

20 Jun 2017 description
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Iraq - As the battle officially began his week to retake the last few neighbourhoods of West Mosul’s old city from ISIL, about 50 kilometres away people have started returning to the increasingly bustling riverside town of Gwer.

19 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS: Displacement due to fierce fighting in west Mosul, Ba’aj, and Tel Afar continued, with increasing numbers of IDPs arriving with injuries incurred during their flight. More IDPs from west Mosul are using the northern bridge to cross toward Mosul Woods, rather than transiting through Hammam Al-Alil. Access to safety has somewhat improved, with stranded families reaching safe areas following persistent advocacy by humanitarian actors.

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19 Jun 2017 description

The battle for Mosul is growing fiercer every day. In the narrow streets of the city’s old quarter, tens of thousands of civilians are still trapped. Staying could mean dying, but trying to escape could mean dying too. To get out, Mosul’s families: men, women and children, have to run a gauntlet of shells, bombs, and bullets.

The ICRC is supporting Mosul General Hospital, now just a few hundred metres from the fighting. Patients are flooding in.

“This week and last week most of them are children,” says ICRC physiotherapist Guido Versloot.

19 Jun 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

417,438
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

535,000
IDPs, returnees and members of the host community from Mosul and surrounding areas assisted by UNHCR since 17 October 2016.

213,278
Individuals (43,707 households) impacted by military operations to retake Mosul since October 2016 are currently enrolled in ASSIST, UNHCR’s assistance tracking tool