Iraq: UNAMI Nimewa Situation Report No. 2 [EN/AR]

Report
from UN Assistance Mission for Iraq
Published on 15 Jun 2014

Highlights

  • SRSG Mr. Nickolay Mladenov visited the Kurdistan Region of Iraq on Saturday 14 June 2014.

  • Reports indicate that up to 500,000 people have been displaced by fighting in Mosul.

  • The UN and partners are conducting number of rapid assessments and providing humanitarian assistance.

  • The Iraq Strategic Response Plan (SRP) is being revised.

Situation overview

Mosul city is under full control of the armed group, who has presence in the main streets and currently using the Iraqi army leftover vehicles and even helicopters to establish their control on the city, however there are no reports on attacking civilians.

With the subsiding of armed clashes, the majority of those displaced across the Tigris River have now returned from the east to the west side of the city. Many have, however, decided to leave the city and head for the KR-I, in fear of an Iraqi army counter attack.

IOM reported that the hospitals in Mosul are no longer accessible and that schools and mosques have been converted into makeshift clinics to tend to the injured and chronically ill. Families in the Western districts of Mosul have limited access to drinkable water and across the city most families have only few hours of electricity a day. Since 9th June, there has been a ban on the use of civilian vehicles and a city-wide curfew.

Although two IDP camps have been established, the KRG policy on camps has not yet been fully decided. The IDP camp in Dohuk is being established to provide assistance to families for 3-6 months or longer if necessary. The IDP camp in Erbil has been initially established as a transit camp, providing assistance for up to three days. However, the Erbil Government is still considering their policy on camps overall.