Mosul Response Situation Report Reporting Period: 19 February – 4th March 2017

Report
from Oxfam
Published on 04 Mar 2017

RESPONSE OVERVIEW

Implementation: Oxfam directly alongside local partner organisations, INGOs, WHO and UN agencies

Duration of Response: September 2016 – TBC

Beneficiaries Reached: 69,002

Funding Secured: $ 8.9 million

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS AND UPDATES

The Emergency Response Team distributed water, biscuits and blankets to displaced families at a screening site near Scorpion Junction.

Rehabilitation and support to water treatment plants is helping provide water to over 160,000 people.

3535 hygiene kits were distributed in Jeddah camps 2 and 3

81 people were identified by the protection team with specific legal needs and appropriate referrals were made to a legal actor.

Cash for work reached over 700 people in the Hamdaniya area.

Oxfam has started providing safe water to Hamam Al Alil camp (more than 20,000 people) through water trucking

CONTEXT UPDATE

Due to the military operation in west Mosul there was a wave of displacement over the last two weeks, approximately 45,710 people displaced as per IOM -DTM report on 5th March. On 3rd March alone, 13000 people were reportedly displaced and this is considered to be the highest displacement since the Mosul crisis started last October. Accumulatively a total of 270,780 people have been displaced across all of Mosul, of whom 64,260 people have returned to their areas of origin, according to IOM.

Displaced people from western Mosul have predominantly moved from neighbourhoods on the outskirts of the city to Hammam al Alil, where security screening is undertaken, and then they are taken to camps. All people displaced from western Mosul have been accommodated either with family members or in camps in Hamam Al-alil, emergency sites in Hajj Ali and Qayyarah Airstrip, to Jad’ah, Khazer, Chamakor and Hasansham camps, where they receive a tented plot and basic household supplies. Many of these camps have reported filling up. New camp construction and site expansion, and the installation of water and sanitation services, is rapidly accelerating in camps south of Mosul city. A new camp is going to be constructed by UNHCR in Hamam Al-Alil with capacity for approximately 4700 tents where Oxfam is going to take responsibility of WASH.

The humanitarian situation in the city of Mosul is reported to be deteriorating; significant shortages of drinking water continue to be a major humanitarian concern in eastern Mosul and civilians in many neighbourhoods in the southern and western parts of western Mosul have no access to the public water network and so are drinking untreated water. The re-establishment of a functioning city-wide water network is a key priority.

Serious concerns remain for the protection of civilians trapped inside the city prior to the conflict (750,000 people were estimated to be living in the west of the city), where food, medicine, basic household commodities and fuel are running low since the main supply routes to the city were cut off in October 2016.