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- Returns Continue While Obstacles to Return Remain in Iraq: IOM [EN/AR]
- Mosul: Hospital beds available still down 70%, a year after battle ended
- Iraq: Mosul still a pile of rubble one year on
- Picking Up the Pieces: Rebuilding the lives of Mosul’s children after years of conflict and violence
- Iraq: Displacement Tracking Matrix - Returns Dashboard, May 2018
The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has organized a ceremony on the occasion of the receipt of the mobile medical unit that has provided by the government of Japan in order to increase the health support for the most vulnerable categories in community at the IRCS`s Headquarters in Baghdad in the presence of the Japanese Ambassador in Iraq Mr. Fumio Iwai, the general manager of the Sumitomo foundation Mr. Ryosuke Miyake, the Head of Asia and Australia department Mr.
Baghdad, Iraq, 17 July 2018 – A lack of funding is threating to close critical health facilities in Iraq, leaving almost one million people without access to basic medicines and health care.
Hardan, Iraq - As millions of Iraqi returnees grapple with post-conflict realities in areas devastated by war, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) has provided more than 600 Yazidi families with non-food items in villages around the town of Sinjar, about 120 km west of Mosul.
IOM distributed essential household items such as mattresses, blankets, cooking stoves, hygiene kits, rechargeable lights and fans with the financial support of the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance.
During 2018 the Logistics Cluster has continued to provide support to humanitarian organisations operating across Iraq, including Ninewa, Salah al Din and Anbar governorates, as well as increasing humanitarian access activities.
05 July 2018
● During the Martyrs’ Revenge Operation recently announced by the Prime Minister Mr.
Al-Abadi found an operating base and cleared 18 IEDs, a barrel of C4 and destroyed a motorcycle in Hamrin Lake in Diyala province.
‘Mine clearance is crucial to prevent the loss of civilian lives, to ensure access for emergency aid, and to enable hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people to return safely to their homes. This is why we are now increasing our support for mine clearance in Iraq and Syria,’ Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide said.
During 2018, humanitarian partners estimate that 8.7 million people across Iraq will require some form of humanitarian assistance. Nearly 80 percent of the population requiring assistance are concentrated in Ninewa, Kirkuk and Anbar governorates. Ninewa remains the epicentre of the crisis: of the 46 percent of the Iraqis who need assistance, four million people live in Ninewa (Source: OCHA, HRP 2018)
London, 11th July 2018
1st anniversary of the liberation of Mosul - 1,500 explosive remnants found in Al Shifa hospital, Mosul, a city sieged by improvised explosive devices and bombs.
One year on from Mosul’s liberation, 8 million tons  of explosive remnants still contaminate the city. Thousands of injured people are trying to access medical treatment and more than 300,000  displaced people are still surviving in camps and communities as Mosul, littered with explosive remnants of war, remains a ticking time bomb.
July 11th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has proceeded with its water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) intervention for the internally displace people (IDPs) in Mosul, Iraq.
The organization's mission in Iraq is working actively to deliver potable water, maintain sanitary facilities, drain wastewater, collect garbage, and do other municipal works at the Namroud camp, southeastern Mosul.
Islamic Relief (IR) have been working in Iraq since 1997 and the destruction of Mosul is amongst the worse that we have encountered. Over the last few years IR has implemented over $30 million worth of projects all over Iraq. IR has pledged to help reconstructing Iraq and do all it can to alleviate suffering.
On the 10th of July 2017, Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Abadi announced the liberation of Mosul.
The capture of the city by the ISIS group in June 2014 and the subsequent military operations to retake the city resulted in the displacement of around one million people and littered the city with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), in particular those that are victim activated and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW).
One year after Mosul was retaken from ISIS, thousands of people are still unable to return home as parts of the city remain severely damaged and lack running water or electricity, Oxfam said today.
Thousands more don’t feel safe to return – including families whose houses have been completely destroyed in the fighting or are still to be cleared of unexploded bombs.
Across the country more than two million people have yet to return to their homes.
Monday, July 9, 2018 — One year since the battle between the Islamic State (IS) group and the Iraqi forces officially ended in Mosul, the health system is still in ruins and struggling to cope as thousands of people continue to return to the city, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said today.
Mosul's children haunted by constant fear and intense sorrow a year after the city was retaken from ISIS
Extreme mental distress of parents has left children with nowhere to turn for help
A year since ISIS was expelled from Mosul, the city's children are living in near constant fear for their lives, and are often reliving memories of devastation, displacement, bombing and extreme violence, a new report from Save the Children reveals.
28 June 2018
Military Intelligence Forces
● Found and cleared 93 IEDs of different sizes in Na'miya area and 8 IEDs in Al-Sajir bridge of Saqlawiyah area in Fallujah district in Anbar.
Joint Security Forces
● Killed 17 members of ISIS and destroyed three vehicles after clashing with them while they had an imaginary checkpoint between Hatra districts – Mosul city road in Ninewa province.
29 June 2018
An Armed Group
Following the protracted Battle for Mosul between October 2016 and July 2017, the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq was subsequently pushed out of its other major strongholds in Telafar and Haweeja. With the further loss of the border town of Al-Qaim, its last bastion in the Anbar Province, the proto-state in Iraq came to an end. Since then, the Islamic State has devolved from a group with the ability to seize and control territory back into an insurgency as it was recognized before the capture of Mosul.
The ISIS control over the Ninewa and other major parts of Kirkuk, Salah Al-Din and Anbar provinces left nothing only a huge destruction to the area. Both the occupied areas by the ISIS and the following military process of Mosul Offensive Operation by the Iraqi Military Forces torn the infrastructure apart to a huge extent. Countless amounts of explosive hazards left both on the primary and secondary roads and under the rubbish of ruined infrastructures affected by the operations according to iMMAP’s Mobile Data Collection Team MDC in the field.
Mr. Amin Awad, the Director of UNHCR’s Middle East and North Africa Bureau, speaking today in Erbil, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
The battle for Mosul ended one year ago this month, but the legacy of conflict continues to overshadow Iraq. The events that unfolded during the years of extremist control and the military campaign to remove them left a dramatic imprint. Despite promising signs of early recovery, the scars left during these years still lie heavily across the country.
More than 380,000 people are still displaced in and around Mosul as the city lies in ruins with a staggering 8 million tons of debris, a year since it was retaken from Islamic State Group, the Norwegian Refugee Council warned today. "What was hailed by the Iraqi authorities and the international community as a victory a year ago has not translated to relief from abject misery for many Iraqis from Mosul," said NRC's Iraq Country Director Wolfgang Gressmann.