The worsening security situation in parts of northern and central Iraq has caused mass internal displacement across much of the country. With the view to inform the humanitarian response, the REACH Initiative is conducting rapid assessments on displacement trends and priority needs of Internally Displaced Person (IDPs).
Zummar is a conurbation of 22 villages in the north of Telafar District in Ninewa Governorate. It is an area perceived to be relatively safe which is why many IDPs are seeking refuge. On 24th June the mayoral office estimated the total IDP population at 4,000 families. REACH assessment teams were dispatched to four villages on 24 and 26 June 2014. All of the IDP families assessed were living in collective shelters and many were receiving no external support.