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23 Mar 2017 description

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  • 172,000 flee Mosul for displacement sites as fighting reaches the Old City.

  • Returning communities face risks from explosive hazards and social tensions.

  • Transitional assistance needed in areas of Iraq outside of emergencies.

  • Damage to homes and lack of livelihood opportunities the biggest barrier to returning communities.

Sharp uptick in displacement as hostilities resume in western Mosul

21 Mar 2017 description

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  • Around 45,000 people from western Mosul were displaced during this reporting period due to military operations, marking an increase of more than 22 per cent from the previous week. In total, some 153,000 people are currently displaced from West Mosul, according to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM). OCHA’s reporting is based on DTM figures. There may be discrepancies between these and the figures reported by the Government of Iraq.

13 Mar 2017 description
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  • The week from 6 March to 12 March 2017 saw approximately 18,100 people displaced from western Mosul due to military operations. In total, approximately 69,000 people have been displaced from western Mosul into camps and emergency sites according to the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM). According to the government figures, the total of West Mosul displaced stands at 92,035 people.

06 Mar 2017 description
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• The week from 27 February to 5 March 2017 saw approximately 42,000 people displaced; the highest continuous displacement since the Mosul crisis began on 17 October 2016, with 13,350 people displaced on 3 March alone. The vast majority of displacements this week were due to military operations in west Mosul, which resumed on 19 February.

01 Mar 2017 description
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Situation overview:

On 19 February, Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) resumed military operations to retake western Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). There has been a significant increase in people displaced from western Mosul since ISF entered more densely populated neighbourhoods in the city’s south. As of 28 February, 176,566 people are currently displaced as a result of military operations in Mosul as a whole, signaling a new peak since hostilities began.

Humanitarian impact:

27 Feb 2017 description
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• Since military operations in western Mosul began on 19 February, approximately 8,000 people have fled from western Mosul and its surrounding villages to locations south of Mosul city. People arriving at these locations are often exhausted and dehydrated. Emergency kits of food and water have been distributed to 8,800 people in camps and emergency sites, in addition to distributions to displaced people moving to these locations.

21 Feb 2017 description
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  • Humanitarian partners have mobilised to respond to humanitarian needs resulting from new military operations in western Mosul city launched by Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) on 19 February. The initial humanitarian impact of these advances during the first few days of the offensive was not high, as security forces moved through sparsely populated hinterland areas where most civilians had already fled and due to the Iraqi Security Force’s (ISF) continued adherence to the humanitarian concept of operations.

20 Feb 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• 750,000 people trapped in west Mosul in deteriorating conditions.

• Tens of thousands return home to east Mosul.

• 23,000 children resume education in east Mosul.

• Explosive hazards continue to pose risks in returnee communities.

FIGURES

# of people in need 11m

# of people targeted for assistance 6.2m

# of internally displaced persons (IDPs) 3m

# of IDPs who live outside camps 2.5m

# of affected ppl within host communities 3.2m # of returnees 1.5m

13 Feb 2017 description
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• As of 12 February, 152,448 individuals are currently displaced as a result of on-going fighting. Between 6 February and 12 February, the net number of people displaced reduced by 10,000 people. In total, since 17 October 2016, nearly 200,000 people have been displaced, of whom some 46,200 have returned to their places of origin.

05 Feb 2017 description
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  • As of 5 February 2017, approximately 162,000 people were living in displacement due to the Mosul emergency. Over 190,000 people have been cumulatively displaced, and 30,000 people have returned to their homes.

  • Food, water and fuel are scarce in western Mosul, leading to negative coping mechanisms. It is highly likely that the humanitarian situation will continue to deteriorate as commercial supply routes remain cut off and stocks cannot be replenished.

30 Jan 2017 description
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• On 29 January 2017, 161,208 people were living in displacement due to the Mosul emergency.
Since the crisis began, some 188,000 people have been accumulatively displaced, with nearly 30,000 returns having taken place.

• Significant shortages of drinking water remain the primary humanitarian concern in eastern Mosul city. Humanitarian partners are currently trucking 1,300 m³ of water per day, however this is only a stopgap measure to assist people until the water network is operational.

23 Jan 2017 description
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• As of 22 January 2017, 160,260 people were displaced by the Mosul crisis. This is a reduction from a peak of 162,042 people displaced on 18 January, following significant returns from Hasansham camp to areas of origin in different neighbourhoods of eastern Mosul city. This is the first time since the crisis began that the number of people displaced had dropped in absolute terms due to return movements.

16 Jan 2017 description
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• More than 148,000 people are currently displaced as a result of conflict in Mosul city that began on 17 October 2017, an increase of nearly 12,500 people in the last week. Some 16,500 returnees and hundreds of thousands of highly vulnerable residents in newly-accessible areas continue to require humanitarian assistance.

15 Jan 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

 Fighting intensifies in Mosul, causing rapid increase in rates of displacement and civilian casualties.

 Trauma care response is stepped up close to Mosul.  Shortages of food, water and medicine reported in Hawiga.

 Damage to homes and lack of livelihood opportunities the biggest barrier to returning communities.

Displacement and casualty rates rise in Mosul

Fighting intensifies causing fresh displacements

09 Jan 2017 description
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• 135,500 people are currently displaced as a result of conflict in Mosul city that began on 17 October 2016, an increase of nearly 10,000 people in the last week. Some 15,700 returnees and hundreds of thousands of highly vulnerable residents in newly-accessible areas also require humanitarian assistance.

03 Jan 2017 description
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 Military operations intensified on 29 December, causing over 9,000 people to flee the city in the space of four days. The average daily figure for displacement has increased by 50 per cent since military operations intensified.

 Civilian casualties have increased. Camps and emergency sites to the south and east of Mosul city are reaching their maximum capacity. Government and humanitarian actors are responding urgently to expand camp capacity.

26 Dec 2016 description
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  • 114,042 displaced people, nearly 10,000 returnees, and hundreds of thousands of highly vulnerable residents in newly-retaken areas require assistance.

  • As many as one million people are estimated to remain out of reach of humanitarian assistance in Mosul city. Of particular concern are reports of food and water shortages.

19 Dec 2016 description
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  • 103,872 displaced people, nearly 10,000 returnees, and hundreds of thousands of highly vulnerable residents in newlyretaken areas require assistance.

  • As many as one million people are estimated to remain out of reach of humanitarian assistance in Mosul city. Of particular concern are reports of food and water shortages.

12 Dec 2016 description
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  • 90,100 displaced people, over 10,000 returnees, and hundreds of thousands of highly vulnerable residents in newly-retaken areas require assistance.

  • As many as one million people are estimated to remain out of reach of humanitarian assistance in Mosul city. Of particular concern are reports of food and water shortages.