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10 Dec 2018 description

OVERVIEW

Natural disasters featured heavily in humanitarian response activities during November 2018. Torrential rainfall and flooding on 22-23 November affected an estimated 22,000 people in Ninewa and 10,000 people in Salah al-Din. Qayyarah Airstrip, Jeddah, Salamiyah, Hamam Al Alil and Nimrud IDP camps in Ninewa were signinificantly impacted, as was the town of Shirqat in Salah al-Din. Severe flooding in Mosul led to a state of emergency being declared by authorities, and concerns about the long-term viability of the Mosul Dam.

10 Dec 2018 description
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BAGHDAD, 10 December 2018 - As Nadia Murad, the Yazidi activist and survivor of gender-based violence is honored with the Nobel Prize for Peace, UNICEF is calling attention to the plight of hundreds of thousands of internally displaced children in Iraq whose lives are threatened by freezing temperatures and floods that have affected large parts of the country.

09 Dec 2018 description

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has distributed more than 400 food parcels to the families affected by rain torrents in the district of Al-Sharqat in Salahuddin governorate.

The IRCS`s relief teams in Salahddine have entered the villages that have been hit by the rain torrents in the district of Sharqat and distributed 400 food parcels to the affected families after conducting an assessment to determine the numbers of the families and their needs, and the health teams have provided psychosocial support for them.

07 Dec 2018 description

Torrential rainfall on 22 and 23 November caused severe flooding across Iraq. Ninewa and Salah al-Din are the most affected governorates with bridges and roads damaged and villages inundated with water. In total, at least 22,000 people in Ninewa governorate and 10,000 people in Salah al-Din governorate are affected, including people still displaced from conflict. Thousands of civilians are newly displaced due to the floods.

06 Dec 2018 description

Key Takeaways:

  • Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi fails to secure confirmation of remaining ministers by Parliament – On December 4, Iraqi PM Adel Abdul Mahdi released the names of his final eight nominations for ministerial positions in the Iraqi Cabinet. The same day, the Iraqi Council of Representatives blocked the confirmations of the remaining eight ministerial positions and then adjourned the parliamentary session. more…

06 Dec 2018 description

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has sent emergency teams from the staff and volunteers of the IRCS in order to relieve and aid the affected families in the areas that have been swept by rain torrents in Mosul.

06 Dec 2018 description
  • Heavy rainfall has affected northern Iraq (Nineveh and Salah al-Din Governorates) over the past two weeks, triggering flooding and damage.

  • As of 6 December at 8.00 UTC, 80 families have been evacuated, the al-Zanazel village is damaged and roads are flooded in southern Nineveh Governorates and in Mosul. More heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast for the next 24 hours.

04 Dec 2018 description

Interpretation

Torrential rains have affected Iraq over two days causing widespread flooding that has killed at least 21 people and displaced tens of thousands, with Nineveh and Salahaddin being the most affected regions.

The map shows the flooded areas around Kut town derived from a Spot-7 acquired the 27/11/2018.

03 Dec 2018 description

Interpretation

Torrential rains have affected Iraq over two days causing widespread flooding that has killed at least 21 people and displaced tens of thousands, with Nineveh and Salahaddin being the most affected regions.

The map shows the flooded areas around Kut town derived from a Sentinel-1-acquired the 26/11/2018

02 Dec 2018 description

With the expansion of the areas devastated by torrential rain and the rise in the number of victims, as well as the displacement of the families of those areas from their homes, the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has increased its efforts to save and rescue the affected families has mobilized all its human and material potentials, also the teams have taken all the necessary procedures and measures, such as formation of teams for the purpose of urgent intervention for any emergency that may occur due to the torrents.

29 Nov 2018 description

Overview

Camps
Winter NFI needs of the camp population are covered by CRS, IOM and UNHCR. Distributions have been ongoing since the beginning of November.

UNICEF started the distribution of winter clothing for children in the second week of November.
By mid-December it is expected that the winter response in all camps will be finalised.

28 Nov 2018 description

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.

28 Nov 2018 description

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).

28 Nov 2018 description
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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.

27 Nov 2018 description
  • IRAQ

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.

27 Nov 2018 description

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.

I. HIGHLIGHTS

• 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

27 Nov 2018 description
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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).

26 Nov 2018 description
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Baghdad, 26 November 2018 - The World Health Organization (WHO) has conducted an urgent needs-assessment mission to Qayyarah’s Jadaa internally displaced person (IDP) camps in Ninewa governorate to assess the health situation of the population affected by the heavy rain which caused flash flooding in a number of IDP camps in the governorate.

Tens of thousands of families have lost all their belongings and are reported to be in dire need of food, drinking water, medicine, and hygiene kits.

25 Nov 2018 description

This report is produced by OCHA Iraq in collaboration with humanitarian partners and with the input of official institutions. It covers the events of 22-23 November 2018. Additional Flash Updates may be issued if required.

I. HIGHLIGHTS

• Heavy rainfall on 22-23 November caused severe flooding across Iraq, leading to the displacement of thousands of people

• Ninewa and Salah al-Din are the most heavily-affected governorates, with multiple reports of bridges, roads and villages being inundated

24 Nov 2018 description
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Baghdad, Iraq - 24 November 2018 - The United Nations and international and local humanitarian partners have joined the Government of Iraq’s specialized agencies in providing support for the tens of thousands of victims of the severe flooding which swept many areas of Salah Eddin and Ninewa Governorates.