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01 Dec 2019 description

CONTEXT

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.

29 NOVEMBER – 1 DECEMBER UPDATE

01 Dec 2019 description

UNHCR is expanding cash-based assistance so that the millions of people that it serves can meet their needs in dignity, are protected and can become more resilient.

Taking a bank card to a cash machine in Beirut, Syrian widow Manar Al Sayer taps in a PIN and withdraws a few Lebanese pounds.

Cash in hand, she can now prioritize her monthly spending for herself and her three children, Aseel, six, Abdullah, nine, and Osaima 12.

“I allocate this cash assistance so that my children can attend the morning shift at school,” she explains.

29 Nov 2019 description

Baghdad (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross deplores the use of violence and loss of life during the ongoing protests in Iraq.

The rising number of casualties attests to patterns of violence that have so far caused hundreds of deaths and more than 15,000 wounded.

29 Nov 2019 description

Erbil — The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) occupied large swathes of Iraqi territory between 2014 and 2017. The consequences of this occupation are still being felt in many rural areas where agricultural production was used as both a source of political propaganda and income, or destroyed as the group was forced out, a new IOM report says.

It is estimated that the group’s brutal three-year occupation reduced Iraq’s agricultural capacity by 40 per cent.

29 Nov 2019 description
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SG/SM/19884

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

The Secretary‑General is deeply concerned over reports of the continued use of live ammunition against demonstrators in Iraq, which has led to a rising number of deaths and injuries, including today in Nasiriyah. He urges all actors to refrain from violence and to engage in peaceful and meaningful dialogue for the benefit of Iraq and the Iraqi people.

29 Nov 2019 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Marta Hurtado

Location: Geneva

Date: 29 November 2019

Subject: Iraq casualties

29 Nov 2019 description

Contents

561 Cholera, 2018

568 Global update on Middle East respiratory syndrome, 2019

574 Fact sheet on echinococcosis (updated May 2019)

Sommaire

561 Choléra, 2018

568 Syndrome respiratoire du Moyen-Orient: bilan mondial, 2019

574 Aide-mémoire sur l’échinococcose (mis à jour en mai 2019)

29 Nov 2019 description

Statement

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today issued the following statement:

“Unexploded landmines prevent local populations from living and working on their lands in more than 60 countries. Every year, 7,000 people lose their lives and thousands more are injured in areas contaminated by these weapons around the world.

29 Nov 2019 description

After ISIL, Agricultural Production Struggles to Recover in Parts of Iraq

Erbil — The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) occupied large swathes of Iraqi territory between 2014 and 2017. The consequences of this occupation are still being felt in many rural areas where agricultural production was used as both a source of political propaganda and income, or destroyed as the group was forced out, a new IOM report says.

29 Nov 2019 description

A range of different security forces descended on protesters in the Iraqi city of Nasiriyah overnight, killing at least 25 people and injuring scores more by this morning, Amnesty International confirmed after interviewing eyewitnesses and verifying a dozen videos and images from the scene.

The organization urged Iraqi authorities to rein in security forces, amid reports of ongoing use of live ammunition against protesters in Nasiriyah on Thursday afternoon.

28 Nov 2019 description

Filippo Grandi bears witness to conditions at the Moria centre on Lesvos and calls on European states to help Greece address situation

By Josie Le Blond in Lesvos, Greece

Ibrahim Mohamed and his family fled Syria earlier this year when shelling destroyed their house. They sought safety in Europe but now live outside an overcrowded reception and identification centre at Moria, on the Greek island of Lesvos.

From one intolerable situation, they have found another.

28 Nov 2019 description

by Sean Healy, Urvashi Aneja, Marc DuBois, Paul Harvey and Lydia Poole

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been sceptical about the ‘localisation agenda’, tending to see it as at best another buzzword, and at worst as a way for states to co-opt independent humanitarian action.

28 Nov 2019 description

THE VISION

Al Nuzha Community Support Centre (CSC) opened in 2018 as the second phase in UNHCR’s work on community cohesion and urban community outreach, bringing together refugees and Jordanians in the design, implementation and evolution of community based support. It is the first multi refugee nationality CSC following the “One Refugee” approach, aimed at targeting all refugees in need of protection, irrespective of their country of origin and to the same standards.

28 Nov 2019 description

CONTEXT

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.

HIGHLIGHTS

28 Nov 2019 description

In Iraq’s capital Baghdad, one might think that access to households during the current polio vaccination campaign would be almost impossible, given the ongoing protests. However, for Mr Mahmoud Farhan and Ms Hadeel Kareem who have been working with WHO as vaccinators for the last 16 and 5 years, respectively, this is not a barrier.

28 Nov 2019 description

In Numbers

282,962 people assisted in October 2019

631 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 4.57 million distributed through cash-based transfers

USD 64.2 million six months net funding requirements (December 2019 – May 2020)

Operational Updates

28 Nov 2019 description

CONTEXT

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.

28 NOVEMBER DAILY UPDATE