- UNHCR Mosul Weekly Protection Update (6-12 October 2017)
- Iraq Situation: UNHCR Flash Update - 18 October 2017
- OCHA Iraq: Humanitarian Bulletin, 16-30 Sep 2017 | Issued on 1 Oct
Appeals & Funding
- Iraq: Mosul Flash Appeal
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (February 2017)
- 3RP Regional Strategic Overview 2017-2018
- Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan (RRRP) 2016-2017: Iraq
- Iraq Crisis, IOM Funding Appeal 2017
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017-2018: Syrian refugees and other affected populations in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey
- Country-based Pooled Fund
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2017/01000
AMOUNT: EUR 82.5 million
On Wednesday, 20 September 2017, UNICEF and Save the Children co-hosted a No Lost Generation event at UNICEF House in New York in the margins of the UN General Assembly opening week. The event was organized with the support of the European Union Madad Trust Fund.
Baghdad, 22 October 2017 - The Government of Italy has contributed an additional US$2.7 million (€2.4 million) to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings Italy’s total contribution to FFS to almost US$10.6 million (€9.4 million) to date.
Human Appeal, who have the largest aid operations of all British NGOs working in Mosul, says that if the international community does not comprehensively support the city’s recovery, following the campaign to retake Mosul from ISIS which began a year ago today, then it is likely that severe instability and conflict could resurface in Iraq’s beleaguered second city in the coming years.
A year ago, on October 17th 2016, the armed forces launched a military offensive to retake the city of Mosul, in Iraq. More than one million civilians were displaced by the fighting, which lasted nine months, and over 18,000 people were injured. Below is an update on one of the region’s biggest humanitarian crises.
by PRIYANKA BOGHANI
ISIS had more than two years to dig into Mosul before Iraqi forces launched an offensive to retake Iraq’s second-largest city last October. In that period, ISIS fighters knocked holes into the walls between neighboring houses, so that they could move without being targeted by airstrikes. By the time the offensive began, ISIS had turned the holes into booby-traps.
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Mosul Crisis - the Atlas of Displacement
As the offensive by the military forces of Iraq to retake the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) territories in Mosul city and large areas in Ninewa Governorate was launched in October 2016, the response to the humanitarian crisis required daily information regarding the subsequent displacement of the population.
Food prices in western Mosul are substantially higher than in the rest of Ninewa Governorate, according to WFP’s latest mobile monitoring report published in July 2017.
WFP is preparing to respond to humanitarian needs ahead of military operations around Hawiga.
Assistance will include provision of Immediate Response Rations and Emergency Family Food Rations.
1.5 million people expected to be impacted in Mosul and surrounding areas
800,100 people currently displaced
- 280,272 IDPs have returned to their places of origin from the beginning of the Mosul operation to date.
51,149 families assessed
The current internal conflict in Iraq, its ensuing displacement and emerging returns, coupled with political and economic crises facing the country, are just the latest in a series of ongoing upheavals that Iraq’s youth are experiencing. This is a grim set of circumstances for any young person, and is particularly troubling in Iraq where pre-crisis figures indicate that 61% of the population is below the age 24 and 20% between the ages of 15 and 24.
800,100 Internally displaced Iraqis verified as being currently displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 October 20161
709,000 IDPs, returnees and members of the host community from Mosul and surrounding areas assisted by UNHCR since 17 October 2016.
386,922 Individuals (82,652 households) impacted by military operations to retake Mosul since October 2016 are currently enrolled in ASSIST,
UNHCR’s assistance tracking tool,
Baghdad, 17 October 2017– The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes a renewed contribution of EUR 500,000 from the Government of Italy for UNMAS 2017 programme activities in Iraq. The support will facilitate humanitarian partners access to areas retaken from Da’esh, assist the stabilization process and allow for the safe return of displaced persons to their communities.
Baghdad, 17 October 2017 - The Government of the Republic of Korea and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a partnership agreement today for US$4 million to support stabilization and recovery in newly liberated areas in Iraq.
Korea’s contribution will be channeled through UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas retaken from ISIL. This is Korea’s fourth contribution since 2015 to FFS.
LIBYA: Civilians in Libya continue to suffer as a result of conflict, instabil- ity, political fragmentation and a collapsing economy. The current number of Libyan IDPs stands at 217,022, while the number of registered refugees and asylum seekers reached 48,124. According to DTM, there was an increase in returnees (278,559 people) in some parts of the country where the situation improved. However, returnees in other areas faced renewed displacement and consequently required urgent food assistance, particularly in Benghazi and Sirt.
IRAQ: Intense fighting in Mosul is over and military operations are planned to shift to Telafar, Hawiga and Anbar, the last remaining areas under the control of Islamic State of the Levant in Iraq (ISIL). After decades of war, the volume of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) renders Iraq one of the most heavily contaminated countries in the world, putting civilians in danger. The complexity and diversity of IEDs require specialist mine clearance operators – for Mosul alone, early estimates indicate it will take years to clear the Old City.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is seeing a shift in medical needs that reflects the living conditions in destroyed neighbourhoods.
Last June, 11-year-old Omar had his left leg amputated after being injured in a bomb attack in Mosul. Today, he receives rehabilitation care from Handicap International at the Muharibeen Hospital in Iraq.