Appeals & Response Plans
- Iraq: Floods - Nov 2018
- Iran/Iraq: Earthquake - Nov 2017
- Iraq: Floods - Oct 2015
- Iraq: Cholera Outbreak - Sep 2015
- Middle East: Cold Wave - Jan 2015
- Syria/Iraq: Polio Outbreak - Oct 2013
- Iraq: Flash Floods - Apr 2011
- Iraq: Floods - Nov 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Iraq: Floods - Feb 2006
Maps & Infographics
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With the expansion of the areas devastated by torrential rain and the rise in the number of victims, as well as the displacement of the families of those areas from their homes, the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has increased its efforts to save and rescue the affected families has mobilized all its human and material potentials, also the teams have taken all the necessary procedures and measures, such as formation of teams for the purpose of urgent intervention for any emergency that may occur due to the torrents.
Baghdad, 02 December 2018 – A total of 41 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 73 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in November 2018*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
The figures include ordinary citizens and others considered civilians at the time of death or injury, such as police in non-combat functions, civil defence, personal security teams, facilities protection police and fire department personnel.
Baghdad, Iraq, 29 November 2018 - Iraqi Prime Minister Mr. Adel Abdul-Mahdi received on 29 November the United Nations Special Adviser and Head of the Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for the Crimes of Da'esh / ISIL, Mr. Karim Asad Ahmad Khan.
On 4 December, the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018 report, focusing on humanitarian data over a five-year period, will be launched in Geneva as a companion to the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 – the authoritative, evidence-based assessment of global humanitarian needs and how best to respond to them. Here are highlights from the Data and Trends report.
Crises in numbers
Erbil - The first Ride On! Erbil International Bike Marathon, which took place this afternoon, involved hundreds of bike riders, including professional cyclists, local community members, displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees, under the theme Unity in Diversity.
The 3.2km route started from the edge of the historic Ainkawa neighbourhood and ended at the world-renowned Citadel – a UNESCO world heritage site. The closing ceremony included traditional music, dance performances and speeches in Bakhi Shar park by the Citadel.
TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES
Ginebra – Marcando el 20º aniversario de las Directrices sobre Desplazamiento Interno, la OIM en su calidad de Organismo de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración lanzó ayer (15/11) la campaña digital ‘Holding On’ a fin de concientizar acerca del problema de las personas desplazadas internamente (IDPs por su sigla en inglés) y celebrar su coraje y resiliencia.
As of 30 September 2018, the DTM has identified more than four million people who have returned to their home location and less than two million still displaced. The latest figures from Round 104 baseline activities show that there are 1,890,696 IDPs (315,116 families) who were displaced after January 2014, dispersed across 104 districts, 18 governorates and 3,289 locations in Iraq. For the same period, DTM also identified 4,075,350 returnees (679,225) families) across 8 governorates, 38 districts and 1,539 locations.
The Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) for 2019 will be launched in Geneva on 4 December. It is the most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of priority global humanitarian needs and how to respond to them.
Why does the GHO matter?
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, an international framework that authoritatively restates the rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs) as enshrined in international human rights and humanitarian law. Twenty years later, this framework remains crucially relevant given the huge (and growing) scale of internal displacement globally.
Winter NFI needs of the camp population are covered by CRS, IOM and UNHCR. Distributions have been ongoing since the beginning of November.
UNICEF started the distribution of winter clothing for children in the second week of November.
By mid-December it is expected that the winter response in all camps will be finalised.
Net enrolment of refugee students for the 2018-2019 school year grew from 615,000 in September to over 640,000 in October. UNICEF distributed school bags and stationery kits to more than 500,000 refugee and Turkish students in 23 provinces, and is working closely with the government and partners to increase enrolment and expand access.
251,793 Syrian refugees registered as of 31 October
46,927 Persons of concern reached with protection monitoring in October
13,671 Persons of concern reached with cash assistance in October
13,512 Persons of concern received CRIs in October
Working with Partners
UNHCR is engaged in the inter-agency response for ongoing displacement and returns.
1.86 million people displaced (IOM)
4.11 million returnees (IOM)
251,793 Syrian refugees in Iraq (UNHCR)
270,504 Iraqis assisted by WFP*
44,354 Syrian refugees assisted by WFP*
* October 2018
29 November 2018; Baghdad, Iraq - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq condemns the cowardly attack on the office of the Directorate to Combat Violence against Women (DCVAW) in Sulaymaniyah on 29 November by four gunmen using heavy weaponry.
While no casualties were reported, this remains a concern for UNFPA as Women Support Offices should continue to be a haven where women can find refuge from violence and abuse.
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 27 November 2018
The European Union has adopted today a €56.5 million package to promote sustainable job creation and strengthen support to refugees, internally displaced populations and their host communities in Iraq.
This brings the total EU development assistance mobilised in favour of Iraq in 2018 to €129 million and it is part of the €400 million pledged by the EU at the Iraq Reconstruction Conference held in Kuwait in February 2018.
The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has distributed relief and food aid for more than 1900 displaced families who are living in Alqadisia compound and the camps of Alalam and Shahama within Saladdin center.
” The IRCS`s teams have distributed relief and food aid to 1090 displaced families who are living in Alqadisia compound and 872 displaced families living in Alalam and AlShahama camps, the assistance includes two food parcels, two bags of rice weighing 25 kilos and two health set per family”, said Mr.Hyder Qassim the relief official of Saladdin center.