Anbar Humanitarian Crisis Situation Report # 25, 22 May 2014

Situation Report
Originally published



  • Number of displaced stands at 72,325 families as per Government figures of 21 May 2014.

  • Total of 10,406 houses are damaged in Abu Ghraib and 49 schools are closed, affecting 12,173 students.

  • A second case of polio has been confirmed in Iraq.

Situation overview

The number of IDP families stands at 72,325 as per Ministry of Migration and Displacement (MoMD) latest registration report, with 50,922 families inside Anbar and 21,403 in other Governorates.

The Western Region remains in a state of conventional conflict between Iraqi Security Forces and Armed Opposition Groups. Significant clashes continue between ISF and AOGs with no likely resolution for the foreseeable future. Neither side are making any major gains. As a result of continued clashes, Fallujah’s hospital has effectively shut down (allegedly due to constant shelling). Many of the doctors and medical staff have reportedly fled.

The Iraqi authorities have estimated that the damages due to the ongoing conflict amount to approximately $20 Billion. Meanwhile humanitarian groups are running out of much needed financial support to assist those displaced. Civilians still remaining in conflict areas are finding it increasingly difficult to escape and government and aid organizations continue to encounter difficulties to operate in these areas.

During the reporting period, more than 600 families fled to Salah Al Din due to ongoing Military operations. These families were accommodated in four districts (Tikrit, Samara, Duluiyea and Beiji); and more than 400 families were displaced from Fallujah reaching Rutba district. Also, 844 IDP families have been newly displaced following the outbreak of violence in Sleiman Beik / Salah Al-Din and Al-Saadiya/ Diyala.

The Director of Habanya district (30 km east of Ramadi) stated that the district received during the past few days 200 displaced families from Fallujah due to security incidents taking place in the city, noting that the number of displaced families from Fallujah, arrived since the beginning of the crisis is 2,846 families, stressing that the district has become densely populated and there are no remaining places to accommodate displaced families. He is appealing to the local government and civil society organizations to support these families with food and humanitarian aid.