In the first six months of 2017, 133 humanitarian partners reached 4.8 million people in 273 geographical locations across Iraq, representing 77 per cent of the targeted population. The bulk of assistance was focused in Ninewa Governorate, as the humanitarian community worked to address the crises in Mosul city where the cumulative number of displaced reached almost 1 million. As the number of displaced people surpassed the worst-case scenario, clusters including CCCM and RRM surpassed targets. Given the long-period of aid and Iraq’s diverse weather conditions, partners provided winterization and summarization assistance to people in camps, out-of-camp settings, returnees and vulnerable communities in newly accessible areas. Protection concerns in Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)-held areas were at the core of the humanitarian response. With increasing numbers of people fleeing ISIL-held western Anbar and Hawiga, partners are providing assistance in Anbar, Salah al-Din and Kirkuk governorates. At mid-point in 2017, US$442 million of the $985 million requested in the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan was received, representing 45 per cent of the total funds required.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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