Iraq: Humanitarian Bulletin, October 2018 | Issued on 20 November 2018
• Yazidi activist Nadia Murad named the co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize
• Access constraints impact humanitarian delivery
• Humanitarians and local authorities respond to heavy floods
• Tent replacement and kerosene needed as winter approaches
• Coordination with Government Counterparts ongoing.
• IHF has $40m available for Second Standard Allocation
• Iraq HRP is 97 per cent funded
Humanitarian Response Plan 2018
requested for 2018 (US$)
$551.5 million (97 per cent)
In this issue
2018 Nobel prize: Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege P.1
Humanitarians face access constraints P.1
Flooding in North and Central Iraq P.2
Gaps in Winterization Identified in Several Governorates P.2
Coordination with Government Counterparts Ongoing P.3
Second Standard Allocation of the IHF P.4 2018 HRP best funded plan globally P.4
Yazidi Survivor of Conflict- Related Sexual Violence named co-winner of 2018 Nobel Peace Prize
On 5 October, Iraqi Yazidi activist Nadia Murad was named the co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. She shared the award with Denis Mukwege, a Congolese surgeon.
The prize was granted for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. Nadia Murad is a member of the Yazidi minority from Sinjar in northern Iraq, and survived three months of brutal sexual assault perpetrated by ISIL.
After three months, she managed to escape, and has since been a tireless advocate for the Yazidis and other victims of such crimes.