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23 Apr 2019 description
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Baghdad, 23 April 2019 – To respond to the needs of the Directorate of Health in Missan following recent flooding affecting the area, WHO with the support of donors, arranged delivery of a second consignment of emergency supplies to support the Directorate. The shipment was transported on 17 April 2019 to Missan governorate, 304 kilometers south east of Baghdad. The shipment included emergency and medical supplies, inflatable boats and life jackets.

18 Apr 2019 description

Highlights

  • Elevated water levels in the Tigris River and its tributaries from heavy seasonal rains in late March/early April continue to cause displacement and damage in certain provinces

  • The Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government continue to lead the response, but requests for additional humanitarian assistance in some governorates have been received

  • Relevant UN agencies undertook an assessment mission to Basra after emerging reports of intensifying flooding in the south of the country

18 Apr 2019 description

Executive Summary

  • Extensive U.S. flooding leads to multi-billion-dollar impact in the Missouri & Mississippi River Basins

  • Cyclone Idai leaves nearly 1,100 people dead & causes a humanitarian crisis in Southern Africa

  • Windstorm Eberhard poised to become the costliest event of the 2018/19 season in Europe

8.0 billion Anticipated global cost of flooding events in March 2019 in USD

16 Apr 2019 description

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has announced the increase in the numbers of the affected families due to the torrents that swept a number of south and middle governorates.

The IRCS has reported in a statement that the recent floods that hit many areas and villages of (Salahuddin, Diyala, Wasit, Maysan, Theqar and Basrah governorates have created a critical humanitarian situation and the collapse of tens of houses and more than 4713 families have been damaged, also a vast spaces of agriculture lands have been sunk.

15 Apr 2019 description

The rising in water levels in Diyala river has led to the damage of many families who are living adjacent to it and the displacement of a lot of them to safe areas after thier agriculture lands and houses have been sunk by the floods which caused significant material losses without human casualties.

15 Apr 2019 description

Iraq has recorded during the current winter the highest rainfall compared to the last ten years which resulted in floods and torrents that led to the sinking of a number of villages in the governorates, especially Maysan and Wasit had the largest share of the damage as the floods caused the flooding of many villages and the collapse of dozens of homes which forced the families to displace.

11 Apr 2019 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Floods and economic constraints to affect cereal production

  • Above-average cereal import requirements forecasted

  • Some 2.5 million food insecure mostly among IDPs and returnees

Floods and economic constraints to affect cereal production

11 Apr 2019 description
  • Recent flooding along the Tigris River and its effluent overflow have caused displacement of people and damage across several areas of Iraq.
  • As of 11 April at 8.00, UN OCHA reports that 950 families (400 in Diyala, and 550 Salah ad Din) have been evacuated, while 596 families have been displaced (25 in Kirkuk, 545 in Maysan and 26 in Wasit).
  • In Maysan Governorate, the World health Organisation (WHO) is monitoring cases of acute diarrhea and supporting with Interagency Emergency Health Kits.
10 Apr 2019 description

Throughout the Middle East region last week, there was a drop in battles, explosions/remote violence, and demonstration events. This trend can partially be attributed to the recent conclusion of major military operations against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, natural disasters in Iran and Iraq, and a ceasefire between Israel and Gazan armed groups. As a result, reported fatalities have also decreased for the first time since the beginning of March 2019.

10 Apr 2019 description

This report is produced by OCHA Iraq in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 4-10 April 2019

Highlights

• Impacts of heavy seasonal rains in late March/early April now evident in several governorates

• Effects of rising water levels include temporary evacuation of affected persons, damaged infrastructure, and flooded agricultural areas

• Governmental crisis cells continue to meet in both federal Iraq and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq where necessary, to manage the humanitarian response

09 Apr 2019 description

Recent flooding along the Tigris River has resulted in the displacement of 545 families in Maysan Governorate, with a further 2 000 families at risk following reported damage to a small number of IDP camps.

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) reports that heavy rain caused damage to more than 60 families after the villages of Huweder, Dawai, and Shafta (Diyala Governorate) were flooded. Food parcels have been distributed to at least 270 families affected in Salah al-Din Governorate.

08 Apr 2019 description
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Baghdad 8 April 2019 – Responding to the needs of the Directorate of Health in Missan following the recent floods that hit the area, WHO, with the generous support of donors, sent a large consignment of emergency kits and medical supplies on 4 April to support the Directorate, 304 kilometers south east of Baghdad.

08 Apr 2019 description

During the last two days, water levels have been raised in Diyala governorate because of heavy rain wave that hit the country of Iraq, where the teams of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) have recorded the damage of more than 60 families who are living in Abara township in Baquba district after the villages of( Huweder, Dawai, and shafta) have been swept by rain torrents that located on the sides of Diyala river.

08 Apr 2019 description

The teams of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) have distributed more than 270 food parcels to families affected by the rain torrents in Salah al-Din governorate, where the distribution was carried out after conducting a field survey in various areas of the governorate to identify the numbers of the affected families and their necessary needs.

08 Apr 2019 description

The recent floods along the Tigris River and its effluent overflow have caused displacement of people and damage across several areas of Iraq, with Salah governorate being the worst hit.

As of 8 April, according to Iraqi Red Crescent, at least 270 families have been displaced in Salah, while 60 houses have been flooded.

For the next 24 hours, moderate rainfall is forecast over central-western regions of the country.