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
- Euro-Med Monitor: Euro-Med Monitor: 300 Iraqi Protesters Kidnapped by Government Forces and Held in Secret Prison. 15 Dec 2019
- Amnesty: Iraq: End ‘campaign of terror’ targeting protesters. 15 Dec 2019
- UNAMI: UN strongly condemns attacks by armed entities on peaceful protesters [EN/AR/KU]. 7 Dec 2019
- iMMAP: Iraq: iMMAP - IHF Humanitarian Access Response -Explosive Hazards Risk Level on Roads in Anbar, Baghdad, Diyala,Erbil, Kirkuk, Ninewa and Salah Al-Din Governorates 01-30 November 2019. 15 Dec 2019
- iMMAP: Iraq: iMMAP - IHF Humanitarian Access Response -Explosive Hazards Risk Level on Roads in Diyala Governorate 01-30 November 2019. 15 Dec 2019
BAGHDAD (ILO News) – Iraq and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have signed the first Iraq Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP), as the country recovers from decades of conflict.
The Programme, which runs from 2019 to 2023, supports national initiatives to promote decent work and strengthen Iraq’s capacity to mainstream decent work in social and economic policies. It will be implemented through close partnerships between the ILO and employers’ and workers’ representatives in the country.
PRESS RELEASE - December 05, 2019
New Water, Peace and Security tool uses machine learning to predict violent conflicts, with an 86% success rate
The Syrian refugee crisis remains the largest displacement crisis in the world, with 5.6 million registered refugees, including over 2.5 million children, living in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. Among the 18.8 million people in need (including in host communities), 6.3 million people require water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) assistance and 7 million children require education support.
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 recorded individuals having crossed the border from Syria.
Total (observed) arrivals – November: 3,871
Total (observed) arrivals – October: 4,123
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - November: 431
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - October: 463
Total occupancy of government centres – end November: 4,398
Total occupancy of government centres - end October: 3,261
Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end November: 5,362
Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end October: 4,185
Regional Office 2020 requirements: US$10,400,000
World food prices jump in November
Meat and vegetable oils lead FAO Food Price Index upwards, while cereal prices dip amid record output even as weather weighs in Africa
5 December 2019, Rome - World food prices rose significantly in November, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils.
2020 requirements: US$58,854,223
Total people in need: 4.1 million
Total children (<18) in need: 1.93 million
Total people to be reached: 1.24 million
Total children to be reached: 810,800
162,227 Refugees and IDPs reached with protection monitoring last month
39,582 Persons of concern received Core Relief Items last month
40,951 Refugee and IDP families received cash assistance last month
17,505 New refugee arrivals from North East Syria to Iraq since October 14
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Climate change continues to make headlines, as its impacts are felt by people and the planet in unprecedented ways. Farmers aren’t spared, as more frequent extreme weather events affect productivity of crops and livestock, and drive down incomes. As climate change intensifies, the food system will continue to be among the sectors that is the most vulnerable. Agriculture is also a major part of the climate problem, generating 19-29% of total GHG emissions.
South Sudan: Talking peace while preparing for war?
The UN Security Council (UNSC)-mandated Panel of Experts on South Sudan issued its latest report on 22 November, providing evidence that the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) is at serious risk. The Panel said that the collapse of the R-ARCSS would pose an “immediate threat to peace and security in South Sudan.”
The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has sent urgent medical assistance to the city of Nasiriyah in the center of Thiqar governorate.
Developments in the Middle East last week included the resignation of the Prime Minister of Iraq following the deadliest day of demonstrations since they began in October. In Lebanon, clashes renewed along sectarian lines signaling rising tensions. In Palestine, Palestinians held a ‘Day of Rage’ in response to the US announcement that Israeli settlements are not violating international law. In Syria, clashes intensified between Turkish-led Operation Peace Spring (OPS) forces and Syrian Democratic Forces (QSD).
In the first nine months of 2019, just over 27,200 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement to 20 countries in Europe. This is 84% of the total submissions in 2018, and already more than double the average rate of 17,800 submissions per year during the previous 10 years. Three countries that received smaller numbers of resettlement submissions in 2018 have not yet received submissions during 2019.
The Civilian Character of Camps Incident Tracking Matrix is a joint initiative of the CCCM and Protection Clusters focusing on incidents related to armed military/security actors’ presence in camps. The tool aims to consistently track incidents, gauge trends and inform HC/HCT advocacy to uphold the civilian and humanitarian character of camps. The Matrix is not a response mobilization tool; instead, remedial interventions continue to take place at the local level, including through referral to protection partners.
Raises Concerns Around Command Control
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.