Iraq: Humanitarian Bulletin, April 2017 | Issued on 10 May [EN/KUAR]
• Displacement from west Mosul continues, with 414,000 people currently displaced from western Mosul city as of 10 May.
• Cash-based assistance programmes begin in eastern Mosul.
• Over 5,000 flee Tel Afar as food and water remain in short supply.
• People in Hawiga face food insecurity as prices increase.
• US$47 million from IHPF allocated to priority projects.
# of people in need 11m
# of people targeted for assistance 6.2m
# of internally displaced persons (IDPs) 3.1m
# of IDPs who live outside camps 2.5m
# of affected ppl within host communities 3.2m
# of returnees 1.7m
# of Syrian refugees 0.23m
Source: 2017 Iraq HRP/HNO/IOM DTM
985 million requested for 2017 (US$) 22% ($217 million) (reflects funding on FTS as of 9 May 2017)
People fleeing west Mosul exceed 400,000
Humanitarian conditions in western neighbourhoods remain of significant concern
The number of people fleeing western Mosul city continues to climb steadily.
Taking into account some 32,000 people that have returned to accessible areas, as of 10 May approximately 414,000 people were currently displaced from western Mosul according to the Iraqi authorities. This brings the total number of people who have been displaced from Mosul city and its surrounds to 622,000, as of 10 May, of whom some 480,000 people are currently still displaced.
The majority of displaced people have fled to camps and emergency sites where humanitarian assistance is being provided. Conditions faced by an estimated 360,000 people living in ISIL held west Mosul are of significant concern to humanitarian partners, as access to food and clean water sources continue to remain significant challenges. Health partners warn of the potential risk of waterborne disease outbreaks as summer approaches and temperatures rapidly increase.
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