This report was issued by OCHA Iraq. It covers the period from 28 February to 1 March 2010. The next report will be issued on or around Thursday, 4 March 2010.
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
- The influx of Christian IDP families from Mosul city to the nearby districts of Al Hamdaniyah and Tilkaif in Ninewa governorate has slowed down in the two-day period between 27 February and 1 March 2010. As of 1 March 2010, the total number of IDPs is now 720 families (or 4,320 people), up from 683 families (or 4,098 people) on 27 February 2010, representing only a 5 percent increase.
- There are protection concerns for the Christian families remaining in Mosul, including unconfirmed reports that they are confined to their homes out of fear for their safety; Christian university students are reportedly not attending classes and workers are not attending their places of work.
- The Governor of Ninewa governorate has formed a committee, headed by the Director of Civil Defence, to address the humanitarian needs of the IDPs and oversee the humanitarian response by the humanitarian community. This complements the efforts of the Committee for International Organizations, also based in the office of the Governor in Mosul.
- Most of the immediate shelter, NFI and food needs of the IDPs have been met by the humanitarian agencies the areas of displacement, except for NFIs in Bartalah, Bashiqa, Krmales, Batnay, and Tal Usquf in Al Hamdaniya district, where UNHCR will be undertaking an NFI distribution on 2 March 2010.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
- To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.