Iraq IDP Crisis Situation Report No. 1 (as of 4 July 2014)

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 04 Jul 2014

Highlights:

• Humanitarian conditions inside Iraq continue to deteriorate, with displacement remaining highly fluid and wide-spread, challenging efforts to identify, register and assist people.

• At least 1200 locations throughout Iraq are now hosting people displaced since January 2014

• In areas under opposition influence and control, reports of food, water, health and electricity shortages are increasing

• Access to areas within the governorates of Anbar, Babylon, Diyala, Salah Al-Din, Kirkuk and Ninewa remains difficult due to ongoing violence clashes, disruption

of communication and transportation routes, and widespread shortage of petrol.

• Pledges of US$540 million in support of the needs of displaced Iraqis have been received to date.

1.5million Affected people

1.2million Internally displaced (estimated)

1million Targeted for assistance

Situation Overview

Since January 2014, a surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in an estimated 1.2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in central and northern Iraq and an estimated 1.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. In Anbar Province, approximately 550,000 people remain displaced by fighting centred on the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi.

Since the fall of Mosul in June, the DTM has identified the locations of 62,559 IDP families (375,354 individuals) in 390 different locations. As of 2 July, Ninewa (53%) and Salah al-Din (40%) were the two largest governorates of origin for identified IDP families in June in the north, according to the International Organisation for Migration’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM). A total of 33,438 families (an estimated 200,628 individuals) were displaced from Ninewa, and 24,880 families (an estimated 149,280 individuals) were displaced from Salah Al-Din.

While the majority of IDPs have sought shelter with host communities, or are renting accommodation, or staying in hotels, a significant number are currently located in public building such as mosques and schools. These populations are in dire need of assistance, as they currently have no access to even basis services and supplies.

The situation remains highly fluid.

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