Iraq has one of the largest internal population displacements in the world. Over 1.2 million people have been displaced since January 2014 (as of 25 June 2014). This is in addition to approximately one million people displaced from previous conflict and over 220,000 Syrian refugees (UN Iraq 26/06/2014)
Origin of the IDPs As of 25 June, 46% of those displaced in 2014 (558,648 IDPs) are from Anbar, 41.2% (500,000 IDPs) from Mosul (Ninevah governorate), and 7.1% (86,000 IDPs) from Tal Afar (Ninevah governorate). The table below provides an overview of IDPs according to destination and origin:
Since the beginning of 2014, the violence in neighbouring Anbar governorate has claimed lives of an estimated 5,520 civilians and resulted in the displacement of 558,648 people throughout Iraq.
As conflict has spread, IDPs have now been identified in 17 of 18 governorates in Iraq (IOM 11/06/2014).
An estimated 500,000 Iraqis fled their homes in Mosul, Ninevah governorate, fearing increased violence after Islamic State (IS) took over the city, Iraq’s second largest. Three main patterns of displacement have been identified: IDPs moving from the west bank to the east bank of the city, IDPs fleeing to other parts of Ninevah governorate, and IDPs moving to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I).
The current conflict in Iraq is spilling into Al Hasakeh governorate in Syria. During the first two weeks of June 2014, hundreds of Iraqis sought refuge on the Syrian side of the border, as IS took over Mosul and Tikrit. According to preliminary information, at least 100 people have settled in Syria’s Hakamieh camp, managed by the Kurdish High Relief Committee, located in close proximity to the Fishkhabour border crossing with Iraq. In addition, over 400 Iraqis have been identified close to Ya’rubiyeh and in Twaimeen, in southern Al Hasakeh (WFP 24/06/2014)