Throughout the past week, and as per previous trends, displacement has continued from the western side of Mosul city. According to the government’s Ministry of Migration and Displaced (MoMD), since the start of the western Mosul operation on 19 February 2017, a total of 678,177 people have fled western Mosul as of 11 June.
Throughout the past week, displacement has continued from the western side of Mosul city.
According to the government’s Ministry of Migration and Displaced (MoMD), since the start of the western Mosul operation on 19 February 2017, a total of 630,039 people have fled western Mosul city as of 4 June.
Since the Mosul operation began on 17 October 2016, cumulatively, 806,189 people have been displaced from Mosul city.
This report is produced by OCHA Iraq in collaboration with humanitarian partners. This document is subject to availability of data at the time of circulation. Also, and as the context rapidly evolves, information in this report is subject to constant change, with figures and locations which may no longer be current at the time of issuance/reading. The next report will be issued on or around 5 June 2017.
This report is produced by OCHA Iraq in collaboration with humanitarian partners. This document is subject to availability of data at the time of circulation. Also, and as the context rapidly evolves, information in this report is subject to constant change, with figures and locations listed which may no longer be current at the time of issuance/reading. The next report will be issued on or around 29 May 2017.
This report is produced by OCHA Iraq in collaboration with humanitarian partners. Due to the rapidly changing situation, the numbers and locations listed in this report may no longer be current at the time of reading. The next report will be issued on or around 22 May 2017.
• Displacement from west Mosul continues, with 414,000 people currently displaced from western Mosul city as of 10 May.
• Cash-based assistance programmes begin in eastern Mosul.
• Over 5,000 flee Tel Afar as food and water remain in short supply.
• People in Hawiga face food insecurity as prices increase.
• US$47 million from IHPF allocated to priority projects.
# of people in need 11m
# of people targeted for assistance 6.2m
Following the reintensification of hostilities on 4 May, nearly 11,000 individuals from western Mosul had passed through the Hammam al Alil screening site by 7 May, according to Government figures.
As of 7 May, the number of people who have fled western Mosul city since 19 February had risen to 434,775 individuals, according to the Iraqi authorities. The number of IDPs from western Mosul city who currently remain displaced is 403,490 people, taking into account the return of 30,510 people to western Mosul city, as of 30 April.
Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) partners reported over a 180 per cent increase from last week in the distribution of RRM kits due to the significant outflow along the Tel Afar-Sahlej route.
As of 30 April, a total of 489,000 people remain displaced from Mosul, some 419,000 of those individuals from western Mosul city alone, according to the Iraqi authorities. Since the start of operations on 17 October 2016, 580,384 people have been displaced from Mosul.
Displacement from west Mosul continues to surge, reaching 382,000 displaced as of 25 April.
Over half of destroyed or heavily damaged sites in Mosul are residential.
Mandatory return orders halted in Anbar.
Military operations to retake western Anbar from ISIL could displace up to 60,000 people.
Over half of IHPF partners are now national NGOs
People fleeing Mosul hostilities exceed 500,000
Bridge crossings at Qayyarah and Nimrud were closed for much of the week due to flooding along the Tigris River, disrupting humanitarian operations.
This week, some aid services were also impacted by the temporary suspension of UN missions to western Mosul for four days due to security threats. This temporary suspension was lifted on 22 April.
Military operations to retake Mosul reached the six-month mark this week on 16 April, with the Government of Iraq reporting that as of 16 April a total of 323,000 people were displaced from western Mosul.
The cumulative number of IDPs since the beginning of the Mosul operation on 17 October 2016 reached 484,000 people as of 16 April, according to the government. The government reports that 91,000 individuals have returned to eastern Mosul, and around 393,000 people are currently displaced as of 16 April.
• Humanitarian needs in western Mosul remain high, with shortages of food and water being reported. Although some areas of western Mosul are accessible to humanitarian partners, regular water supply has been very severely impact by the conflict resulting in serious shortages of water supplies of acceptable quality.
• Since the start of the operation in western Mosul on 19 February, an estimated 275,000 displaced people have passed through the Hammam al Alil screening site as of 9 April, according to the Government of Iraq.
Since the start of the operation in western Mosul on 19 February, an estimated 235,700 displaced people have passed through the Hammam al-Alil screening site, according to figures received from the Government of Iraq.
• On 23 March, national and international media reported the death of a large number of civilians in the densely-populated neighborhood of Al Aghwat Al Jadidah in West Mosul. The cause and exact number of casualties have not yet been established.
• An estimated 220,000 people are currently displaced from West Mosul since 19 February 2017, according to figures received from the Government of Iraq.
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
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.
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.
• 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.
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.
• 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.