Iraq Weekly Humanitarian Situation Report, 26th August – 1st September 2014
According to estimates of OCHA, over 1.8 million people are estimated to be displaced countrywide since January 2014.
In response to a break in the two-month long siege of Amirli in Tooz District in Salah Al-Din Governorate, UNICEF dispatched a seven truck convoy, carrying 45 metric tons of life-saving supplies for the estimated 3,000 children and their families who have been trapped in Amirli. The UNICEF convoy – the first to reach Amirli, and the first of a planned series of convoys – included family food packs, oral rehydration kits for health clinics, emergency food rations, therapeutic food for malnourished children, family hygiene kits and more than a thousand bottles of water.
Globally in August 2014, UNICEF airlifted 1,000 metric tons of lifesaving supplies for children caught in the world’s most urgent crises – the largest emergency supply operation in UNICEF’s history in a single month. Iraq alone received approximately half of all these supplies, including emergency food rations, tents, water tanks and tablets, jerry cans, polio vaccines, early childhood development kits and hygiene kits.
UNICEF finalized the pre-assessment of the 106 worst-affected schools in Dahuk Governorate. Subsequently UNICEF is ready to initially support 20 schools (10 in Dohuk and 10 in Zakho city center), with a multi-sectoral response to humanitarian needs of the numerous IDPs living in schools across Dahuk Governorate, including the improvement of WASH facilities, immunization and child protection services, as well as educational and recreational learning activities.
UNICEF and the Dahuk Governor’s office have agreed to form a WASH Emergency Task Force with the aim of accelerating the WASH response to IDPs in the governorate.
UNICEF, with the support of NRC, ACTED, Save the Children, DRC and Mercy Corps is continuously providing immediate response to the most urgent needs of IDPs through its Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM), including the distribution of drinking water, hygiene kits, supplementary foods and jerry cans. Throughout the reporting period, more than 9,059 IDPs reportedly benefitted from RRM.
People affected by the IDP Crisis
(OCHA, 18 August 2014 estimate)
People currently displaced
(OCHA, 28 August 2014 estimate)
Child Protection: 50,000
Rapid Response: 200,000
UNICEF funding received
Requirements: under revision, as part of Iraq SRP review