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
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The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has evacuated more than 800 families affected by rain torrents that swept the districts of Al-Khadrania and Horria in Shirqat district north of Salahuldin governorate, the torrents have led to material and human loses, also most houses have been drowned.
The heavy rain in Qayara district has led to floods which headed to the Madraj camp that forced the teams of the Iraqi Red Crescent (IRCS) in cooperation with government agencies to transport 1170 displaced families from Madraj camp to the neighboring camps. The IRCS`s teams in Nineveh governorate have supported the government agencies of the security forces, civil defense, and health in evacuating and providing first aid to the families and bringing them to a safe place, and the number of families affected by floods is estimated at (1170) in the partitions of (P.D.C.F).
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
On 12 November, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit the northern border region between Iran and Iraq. The earthquake hit at 21:18 local time (18:18 GMT) about 30 miles (19 km) southwest of Halabja, near the north-eastern border with Iran.
Baghdad, 28 November 2018 – The World Health Organization (WHO) dispatched a consignment of lifesaving medicines and medical kits and supplies to Shirqat General Hospital in Shirqat District north of Salah Eldin Governorate.
The consignment contained more than 13 tons of medications including 4 Trauma A and 4 Trauma B Kits, one surgical kit, and 80 Inter-agency Health Emergency Kits (IHEK) of both basic and supplementary units. The consignment is sufficient to treat a population of 10.000 for a duration of 3 months.
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Iraq is home to the fourth largest population of internally displaced persons in the world. At the height of the Iraq conflict, more than 3.4 million people were forced to flee their homes.
21 November 2018
Throughout the Middle East region last week, there was a significant decrease in both reported fatalities and remote violence events, the latter of which can be partly explained by the ceasefire along the Gazan border. Demonstrations have also decreased throughout the majority of the region, with the exception of in Bahrain, where both riots and protests increased as a result of opposition to the 24 November election. Elsewhere, battles continue along their respective fronts in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and Turkey, while in Iran labour demonstrations continue with no end in sight.
• In October in Al-Hassakeh governorate in Syria, almost 70,000 school children (70 per cent of all children attending Ministry of Education schools) were negatively impacted by a local authority decision to ban transportation of children to schools to attend the nationally accredited curriculum. UNICEF and partners are advocating with the local authorities to resolve the issue.
15,000 people in Ninewa province and 10,000 people in Salah al-Din province are in need of assistance after severe flooding from 22 November. Thousands of people including many IDPs are displaced. Humanitarian needs include food, NFIs, and shelter, as well as safe drinking water and medicine but bridges and roads are inundated and blocked by debris, hampering response. Other provinces across Iraq also face access constraints due to floods, including Missan, Wasit and Basra provinces.
• Between September and October 2018, 772 teachers or education personnel were trained on improved teaching techniques for Arabic, English, maths and science, delivery of PSS in the classroom, and positive discipline methods.
• In October, UNICEF-supported learning materials for the new 2018-2019 school year reached 43,287 children. A total 237,318 children received materials since January 2018.
Harikar NGO is a neutral, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization established in 30th May 2004 by group of social activists. Harikar NGO as stated in its mission statement strives toward the fulfilment of human and women rights in Duhok Governorate as stipulated in the new Iraqi constitution of 15th October 2005. Harikar is committed to-within its resources-contribute towards the achievement of the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals.
UNICEF facing $33 million funding shortfall for lifesaving winter supplies and cash assistance for children, placing them at risk of illness, school absences or death
1,469 MT of food assistance distributed
US$0.96 million cash-based transfers made
US$64.0 million six months (December 2018 - May 2019) net funding requirements
316,370 people assisted in October 2018
• Returns of displaced Iraqis to their areas of origin continue, with almost 4.11 million returnees and 1.86 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) as of 30 October (IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix) with the highest number of IDPs in Ninewa, Dohuk, and Erbil.
This report is produced by OCHA Iraq in collaboration with humanitarian partners and with the input of official institutions. It covers the events of 25-27 November 2018. Additional Flash Updates may be issued if required.
• Heavy rainfall on 22-23 November caused severe flooding across Iraq, leading to the displacement of thousands of people
• An estimated 10,000 people in Salah al-Din and 22,000 people in Ninewa need assistance, including thousands of families living in IDP camps
- On 14 November, a young man from Syria died in the hospital in Belgrade despite receiving all possible treatment, as reportedly he had not been able to properly treat an injury sustained on the way to Serbia, resulting in major complications. This is yet another example illustrating the dangers of the current situation of mixed movements of people.
Erbil – Large-scale flooding beginning on the morning of Friday (23/11) has wreaked havoc across Iraq, killing several people and causing widespread damage to homes, infrastructure and agriculture, and worsening the living conditions of internally displaced persons (IDPs).
This week, 717 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 267 arrivals but a decrease from last year’s 805 arrivals during the same period.
The average daily arrivals this week equalled 102, compared to 38 in the previous week.
Population on the Islands
Nearly 16,500 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. The majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Afghanistan (33%), Iraq (18%) and Syria (13%).