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20 Aug 2017 description
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(Baghdad, 20 August 2017): Thousands of civilians are expected to flee from Telafar and surrounding communities during the Iraqi military operation to retake these areas from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

“Thousands of people are fleeing Telafar for safety,” said Lise Grande, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq. “Families are trekking for 10 to 20 hours in extreme heat to reach mustering points. They are arriving exhausted and dehydrated.”

26 Jul 2017 description
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(Baghdad, 26 July 2017): Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller, visited Iraq between 24 and 26 July, where she met with senior officials and ministers from the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government, members of the international and humanitarian communities, Yazidi community representatives, and visited displaced communities.

09 Jul 2017 description
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(Baghdad, 9 July 2017) – Since the military campaign to retake Mosul began on 17 October 2016, 920,000 civilians have fled their homes. Close to 700,000 people are still displaced, nearly half of whom are living in 19 emergency camps.

“It's a relief to know that the military campaign in Mosul is ending. The fighting may be over, but the humanitarian crisis is not,” said the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ms. Lise Grande.

03 Jul 2017 description
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(Baghdad, 3 July 2017) – The United Nations condemns unequivocally the attack yesterday by a suicide bomber at the Kilo 60 transit site, west of Ramadi, where 14 people were reportedly killed and 13 injured, most of whom were women and children.

24 Jun 2017 description

(Baghdad, 24 June 2017) – The United Nations strongly condemns recent incidents resulting in the terrible loss of civilian life including the 23 June attacks in eastern Mosul and in Mushahada in the old city of Mosul where as many as 12 civilians were killed and possibly hundreds injured.

“Killing and wounding civilians violates every humanitarian principle and is contrary in every way to international humanitarian law,” said Lise Grande, Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq.

02 Jun 2017 description
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790,674 People cumulatively displaced since 16 October 2016 from Mosul city as of 1 June

572,278 people remain displaced from western Mosul city as of 1 June – 42,246 people have returned to western Mosul city as of 30 May

40,913 people remain displaced from eastern Mosul city as of 1 June – 135,237 people have returned to eastern Mosul city as of 30 May

7,382 fully-serviced family plots available to shelter Mosul displaced people at 19 sites as of 1 June

30 May 2017 description

During April 2017 (“reporting period”), the Iraq Internally Displaced Persons Information Centre (Iraq IIC) handled 5,563 calls, pushing the total number of calls handled passed 74,000. In April, callers identified cash and food as priority needs, with each accounting for 25% of total calls. Requests for information on Government services made up 14% of calls, with calls related to health accounting for 8% of calls.

30 May 2017 description

During April 2017 (“reporting period”), the Iraq Internally Displaced Persons Information Centre (Iraq IIC) handled 5,563 calls. Of these calls, 46% were made from Ninewa, retaining the Governorate’s place as the top caller location for the fourth consecutive month.

Of the Ninewa calls handled in April, 24% of calls were made by females and 1% of calls were made by children. During this reporting period, 9% of calls from Ninewa were referred to legal hotlines, with 57% of these referrals for people living in camps.

26 May 2017 description
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I am deeply concerned for the safety of civilians behind ISIL lines in western Mosul.

Although the UN is not present in the areas where fighting is occurring, we have received very disturbing reports of families being shut inside booby-trapped homes and of children being deliberately targeted by snipers. Families in the city still lack access to clean water and medicine and many have only limited access to food.

24 May 2017 description
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734,942 People displaced, cumulatively, from Mosul city as of 22 May

582,369 people currently displaced from western Mosul as of 22 May

8,733 Fully-serviced family plots immediately available to shelter displaced people at 19 sites as of 22 May

4,500 m³ water trucked and distributed daily by humanitarian partners to Mosul city

some 12,500 people transferred from frontline areas to hospitals for trauma injuries treatment as of 20 May

18 May 2017 description
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(Baghdad, 18 May 2017): Since military operations began in Mosul city seven months ago, nearly 700,000 people have been displaced from their homes, including 500,000 people who have been forced to flee from the western neighbourhoods of Mosul city alone. As fighting has intensified in western Mosul, the number of people fleeing the west of the city has increased sharply.

16 May 2017 description
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668,846 people displaced, cumulatively, from Mosul city as of 16 May

460,306 people currently displaced from western Mosul as of 16 May

6,994 fully-serviced family plots immediately available to shelter displaced people at 19 sites as of 15 May

4,500 m³ water trucked and distributed daily by humanitarian partners in Mosul city

over 12,300 people transferred from frontline areas to hospitals for trauma injuries treatment as of 9 May

10 May 2017 description

616,264 People displaced, cumulatively, from Mosul city as of 9 May 409,604 people currently displaced from western Mosul city as of 9 May

6,612 family plots immediately available to shelter displaced people in 9 priority sites and 10 other sites as of 9 May

3,100 m³ water trucked every day to eastern Mosul by humanitarian partners

12,081 people have been referred from frontline areas to hospitals to receive treatment for trauma injuries as of 7 May

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30 Apr 2017 description
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(Baghdad, 30 April 2017): A group of 36 Yazidi survivors including women, men and children have recently been rescued from slavery, having been held in captivity by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) for nearly three years. The Yazidi survivors safely reached Duhok two nights ago.

26 Apr 2017 description

452,000
people are currently displaced as of 24 April

8,239
family plots are immediately available to shelter displaced people in 9 priority sites and 10 other sites as of 24 April

2,300 m³
water is trucked every day to eastern Mosul by humanitarian partners

8,103
people referred from frontline areas to hospitals to receive treatment for trauma injuries as of 23 April

19 Apr 2017 description

400,000
people are currently displaced as of 18 April

6,500
family plots are immediately available to shelter displaced people in 19 priority sites as of 15 April

2,300 m³
water is trucked every day to eastern Mosul by humanitarian partners

6,400
people referred from frontline areas to hospitals to receive treatment for trauma injuries as of 12 April

71,200
children have received psychosocial support as of 16 April

17 Apr 2017 description
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(Baghdad, 17 April 2017): Since the start of military operations to retake Mosul six months ago, nearly half a million people have been displaced from their homes.

“The sheer volume of civilians still fleeing Mosul city is staggering,” said Lise Grande, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq.

“Our worst case scenario when the fighting started was that up to one million civilians may flee Mosul. Already, more than 493,000 people have left, leaving almost everything behind,” said Ms. Grande.

13 Apr 2017 description
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(Baghdad, 13 April 2017): The most recent assessment from UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, confirms that extensive damage has occurred in western Mosul.

More than 1140 housing sites have been destroyed across the city. Using satellite imagery and information from local researches, UN-Habitat confirms that damage to houses is two and a half times greater in western Mosul than in eastern districts. One-third of residential damage is reported in Al Jadeda neighborhood in western Mosul.

04 Apr 2017 description

310,000 People are currently displaced

3,800 family plots are immediately available to shelter displaced people in emergency camps

2,300 m³ water is trucked every day to eastern Mosul by humanitarian partners

6,067 people referred from frontline areas to hospitals to receive treatment for trauma injuries

54,700 children have received psychosocial support

673,000 people have received essential household supplies

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27 Mar 2017 description

Of the 4,415 calls made to the Iraq Internally Displaced Persons Information Centre (Iraq IIC) during this reporting period of February 2017, 54% of calls were made from in-camp and out-of-camp locations in Ninewa, ranking Ninewa as the top caller location for the second consecutive month.