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22 Nov 2017 description

Mr. President,

I would like to congratulate the Iraqi government and people on their historic victory against the Da’esh terrorist group and its so-called Caliphate. On 17 November, the Iraqi Security Forces fully recaptured Rawa district, the last remaining area under Da’esh control in Iraq. Iraqis took back their country through the heroism and sacrifices of the ISF, including the Popular Mobilization Forces, working alongside the Peshmerga and tribal forces, supported by neighbour states and the Global Coalition against Da’esh.

22 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • The first phase of military operations to retake Hawija and east Shirqat from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) began on 19 September, followed by the start of the second phase a week later.
    Displacement from western Anbar increased sharply in the second half of September, rising four-fold within a week.

  • Food prices increased by 2% across the country, but markets showed higher integration in September.

21 Nov 2017 description
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Mosul – Over one million individuals were displaced during operations to retake Mosul (which began in October 2016), according to IOM Iraq’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM). From Markaz Mosul sub-district – encompassing the city of Mosul – nearly 600,000 people continue to be displaced, although more than 222,400 people also have returned to their homes since the end of the offensive in July 2017.

20 Nov 2017 description

OVERVIEW

In September, humanitarian partners provided life-saving assistance to civilians afected by military operations in Hawiga and western Anbar, and to people in newly-accessible areas of Telafar and Mosul. Humanitarian partners reached up to 6.3 million people in 1,025 geographical locations across Iraq.

20 Nov 2017 description

Key Figures
- 987,648 IDPs in Ninewa (including as a result of the Mosul military operation)
- 109,398 IDPs currently displaced due to military operations in Hawiga (Kirkuk) and Shirqat (Salah al-Din)
- 67,134 IDPs currently displaced due to military operations in west Anbar
- 566,902 Individuals (119,175 households) currently enrolled in ASSIST, UNHCR’s assistance tracking tool
- 3 million IDPs since January 2014
- 262,758 Iraqi refugees hosted in countries in the region, with 29,965 Iraqis in camps in Hassakeh, Syria

15 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • In September 2017, WFP Iraq assisted 930,000 people in 11 governorates of Iraq through emergency operation and 56,000 Syrians as part of the regional response.

  • Following the renewed military offensive in Hawiga,
    Shirqat, and surrounding areas, WFP provided emergency food assistance to approximately 37,500 people in need.

15 Nov 2017 description

Key Points

  • As food assistance reaches displaced households, food security indicators improve among IDPs.

  • Access to monthly rations from the government-led Public Distribution System improves among IDPs but deteriorates among returnee households.

  • In Mosul, access to food and markets has stabilised; however, unemployment and low wages persist, suppressing household purchasing power.

Situation Update

14 Nov 2017 description
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Situation overview:

On 12 November 2017 at 21:18 local time (18:18 UTC) northeast Iraq experienced an earthquake in the magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale, according to United States Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter of this earthquake is located 32kms from the city of Halabja. According to the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS), approximately 1,840,000 people live with within 100km of the epicenter of this earthquake in both Iraq and Iran.

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14 Nov 2017 description

Los equipos de Acción contra el Hambre han estado en la ciudad de Darbandikhan desde la madrugada de hoy evaluando los niveles de destrucción y las necesidades más urgentes de la población. “De acuerdo a los resultados que arrojen nuestras evaluaciones, decidiremos cuál es la respuesta más adecuada, en coordinación con las autoridades gubernamentales y otros organizaciones”, señala Aneta Sarna, directora de Acción contra el Hambre en Irak.

14 Nov 2017 description

As the war against the Islamic State in Iraq is coming to an end and Iraq faces the daunting task of rebuilding a divided nation, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) warns that the plight of millions of displaced risks being neglected.

Speaking at the end of a visit to displacement camps outside Mosul, the NRC’s Secretary General, Jan Egeland, said:

“Failure to do so will leave hundreds of thousands displaced, desperate and disaffected. Leaders must do more to ensure reconciliation and dialogue over political and cultural divides.”

13 Nov 2017 description
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Pari Ibrahim, 27, is the founder and Executive Director of the Free Yezidi Foundation (FYF), an independent, non-profit organization that provides services for women survivors of the violent ISIS attacks on the Yezidi community, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The protracted violence has impacted many, as August 2017 marked the three-year anniversary of the genocidal ISIS attacks. There are still thousands of Yezidi women that are held captive by ISIS.

13 Nov 2017 description
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Situation overview:

On 12 November 2017 at 21:18 local time (18:18 UTC) northwest Iraq experienced an earthquake in the magnitude of approximately 7.2 – 7.5, according to European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). The epicenter of this earthquake is located 32kms from the city of Halabja. According to the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS), approximately 1,840,000 people live with within 100km of the epicenter of this earthquake in both Iraq and Iran.

Humanitarian impact:

12 Nov 2017 description

Key figures

987,648 IDPs in Ninewa (including as a result of the Mosul military operation)

110,478 IDPs currently displaced due to military operations in Hawiga (Kirkuk) and Shirqat (Salah al-Din)

67,026 IDPs currently displaced due to military operations in west Anbar

709,000 IDPs, returnees and members of the host community from Mosul and surrounding areas assisted by UNHCR since 17 October 2016.