Appeals & Response Plans
Headlines (most recent)
- UNAMI: UN strongly condemns attacks by armed entities on peaceful protesters in Baghdad. 7 Dec 2019
- IOM: IOM Iraq launches countrywide strategy for disability inclusion. 3 Dec 2019
- ICRC: As death toll rises in protests, ICRC deplores loss of life and violence in Iraq. 29 Nov 2019
- UNICEF: More than 3.1 million Iraqi children to be vaccinated against polio. 26 Nov 2019
- Medair: Crisis in north-eastern Syria sends thousands over border to Iraq. 18 Nov 2019
Most read reports
- UNAMI: UN strongly condemns attacks by armed entities on peaceful protesters [EN/AR/KU]. 7 Dec 2019
- World Vision: EU-funded Youth RESOLVE project celebrates providing hundreds of youths with employment skills and placements. 12 Dec 2019
- Euro-Med Monitor: Euro-Med Monitor: 300 Iraqi Protesters Kidnapped by Government Forces and Held in Secret Prison. 15 Dec 2019
- IOM: Displacement movements from Syria - Weekly update #7: 5 - 11 December 2019. 12 Dec 2019
- EPIC: ISHM 231: December 5 - 12, 2019. 12 Dec 2019
Baghdad, 7 December 2019 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, condemns in the strongest terms the shooting of unarmed protesters in central Baghdad on Friday night, which left a high number of deaths and injuries among innocent citizens: “The deliberate killing of unarmed protesters by armed elements is nothing less than an atrocity against the people of Iraq. The perpetrators must be identified and brought to justice without delay”.
Thousands of people departing IDP camps are becoming secondarily displaced.
Thousands of Syrian refugees arrive in Iraq following military operations in north-east Syria.
Political demonstrations around the country focus on governance and equitable access to opportunities.
Gender-based violence programmes in IDP camps.
# people in need 6.7m
# people targeted for assistance 1.75m
Since the start of military action in North East Syria (NES) on 9 October, 17,425 individuals have crossed into the KR-I seeking refuge.
5,755 Syrian refugees have obtained clearance to reunite with family members in KR-I, or to otherwise reside outside of camps.
A total of 419 new arrivals have voluntarily returned to Syria in recent weeks.
The third report on the activities of the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2490 (2019).
Since the start of military action in North East Syria (NES) on 9 October, 16,829 individuals have crossed into the KR-I seeking refuge.
5,037 Syrian refugees have obtained clearance to reunite with family members in KR-I, or to otherwise reside outside of camps.
A total of 334 new arrivals have voluntarily returned to Syria in recent weeks.
Based on the HRP 2019, winter needs amount at 10.5 MUSD to cover around 60,000 HH in 38 prioritized districts.
Based on recent MCNA data, 25,000 IDP HHs 1 are missing winter items, with highest needs reported in the following districts: Mosul, Kirkuk, Zakho, Sulaymaniyah and Sumail.
Since the start of military action in North East Syria (NES) on 9 October, 15,759 individuals have crossed into the KR-I seeking refuge.
3,367 Syrian refugees have obtained clearance to reunite with family members in KR-I, or to otherwise reside outside of camps.
A total of 229 new arrivals have voluntarily returned to Syria in recent weeks.
CONTEXT AND METHODS
Throughout 2019 the rate of return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their areas of origin (AoO) gradually declined.1 As of July 2019, 1.6 million Iraqis were reported to remain in displacement. This includes approximately 81,000 households that reside in 93 formal IDP camps.2 In Al-Anbar governorate, approximately 2,626 IDP households are estimated to be living in formal IDP camps.
IOM has implemented a Longitudinal Study on Durable Solutions for IDPs in Iraq since 2015 in partnership with Georgetown University (Washington DC, the United States) in order to understand how IDPs navigate their displacement and take steps to build lasting durable solutions. This study, entitled “Access to Durable Solutions Among IDPs in Iraq” draws from the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) framework on Durable Solutions for IDPs, and lays the foundation for government and humanitarian actors to better address the self-identified needs of IDPs.
Name of the Country: Iraq
Emergency type: Conflict
Reporting period: 01.10.2019 - 31.10.2019
The onset of demonstrations began in Baghdad and other governorates in the Central and South regions of the country on 1st October 2019, protesting at the lack of public services, including power cuts, shortages of water and unemployment, mainly among young people. WHO prepositioned trauma kits in the warehouse in Baghdad to address any needs resulting from civilian casualties.
Since the start of military action in North East Syria (NES) on 9 October 2019 14,779 individuals have crossed into the KR-I seeking refuge.
1,565 Syrian refugees have obtained clearance to reunite with family members resident in KR-I
Reflecting the dynamic nature of displacement and based upon protection assessments conducted by, a total of 196 new arrivals have voluntarily returned to Syria.
Human rights violations ongoing: UN Second Special Report on protests in Iraq
Baghdad, 5 November 2019 – UNAMI has found that serious human rights violations and abuses continued to occur during the second wave of demonstrations that started in Iraq on 25 October. A second report, prepared by the UNAMI Human Rights Office, was published today. It follows an earlier special report which covered the 1-9 October protests and was published on 22 October.
Due to the latest crisis in Syria, DTM Iraq launched an emergency tracking tool on 14 October to monitor population fleeing the conflict and crossing into Iraq. The information presented here is collected by IOM at the relevant border points and covers all the displaced population.
5 NOVEMBER DAILY UPDATE
Since the start of military action in North East Syria (NES) an estimated 13,634 individuals have crossed into the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) seeking refuge.
All refugees have entered KR-I through five different informal crossing points. As of 25 October, all new arrivals are redirected to Sehela transit site.
Families arriving to Sehela are transported to camps based on shelter availability and instructions provided by local authorities, Bardarash camp being prioritized.
• Humanitarian access constraints are preventing or delaying urgent assistance
• 27% of Ninewa’s IDP camp population left in Aug/Sept
• OCHA hosts UN internal auditors
• Two humanitarian planning workshops held in September
# people in need: 6.7m
# people targeted for assistance: 1.75m
# of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in camps targeted for assistance: 0.5m
# of IDPs outside camps targeted for assistance: 0.55m
Baghdad, 29 October 2019 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, condemns in the strongest terms the rising number of deaths and injuries during the demonstrations engulfing many parts of Iraq.
The recent developments across many parts of Iraq, in particular in Karbala last night, are most alarming. Witness reports indicate that live fire was used against demonstrators, causing high numbers of casualties.
1.55 million internally displaced people (IOM)
4.35 million returnees (IOM)
207,426 Iraqi IDPs + returnees assisted by WFP
229,285 Syrian refugees in Iraq (UNHCR)
32,125 Syrian refugees assisted by WFP in camps + via EMPACT food-for-training
Data collection for Round 111 took place during the months of July and August 2019. As of 31 August 2019, DTM identified 1,552,914 IDPs (258,819 households) dispersed across 18 governorates, 106 districts and 3,106 locations in Iraq. For the same period, DTM also identified 4,350,150 returnees (725,025 households) across 8 governorates, 38 districts and 1,688 locations.