Authorities in Dohuk Governorate relocate internally displaced persons (IDPs) from over 100 schools to camps.
The lack of adequate shelter remains a primary concern for many displaced people due to winter weather.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) prompts new displacement from Salah ad Din.
Ongoing attacks by ISIL have displaced nearly 2 million people in Iraq according to IOM as of November 9; however, the U.N. estimates the internal displacement figure could be as much as 2.1 million. Between the end of September and early November, IOM tracked and monitored nearly 220,000 newly displaced individuals in Iraq, representing the most significant displacement increase since populations fled the Sinjar area of Ninewa Governorate at the start of August.
On November 4, the U.N. called for $173 million to address the needs of nearly 1.3 million IDPs who require assistance during the winter months in Iraq. The request is a component of the Iraq Strategic Response Plan (SRP) released in October, which targets the needs of 5 million people in Iraq through the end of 2015. According to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), of the 1.3 million people targeted by the SRP, an estimated 600,000 people require immediate assistance, including winterization support, emergency health care, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services.
Relief organizations anticipate increasing health needs among populations staying in sub-optimal shelter unsuited to winter conditions in Iraq. Humanitarian actors expect approximately one-half of vulnerable IDPs expect to require medical care in the coming months for illnesses such as respiratory tract infections, skin diseases, and deteriorating chronic conditions.