Anbar Crisis Response - IOM Iraq Bi-weekly Report, 1 May - 15 May, 2014, Issue no. 1




Utilizing the data collected by IOM’s Rapid Assessment and Response Teams (RARTs) during Round 2 of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), IOM has identied 74,010 families (an estimated 444,060 individuals) in Iraq displaced as a result of sectarian violence that began in the governorate of Anbar in December 2013. The crisis has placed severe hardships on families across Iraq; some have been forced to live outside their home communities for five months, exhausting their savings and relying on national and international humanitarian aid to meet their basic needs. As violence and instability have spread since the onset of the crisis, IOM has identied Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in 17 of the 18 governorates across Iraq. As seen in the displacement map below, the greatest number of IDPs are found within the governorate of Anbar, followed by the governorates of Baghdad, Salah Al-Din, Sulaymaniyah, Erbil, and Kirkuk