In the first nine months of 2018, humanitarian partners reached 2.2 million people with some form of humanitarian assistance; that is 66 per cent of the 3.4 million people targeted under the Humanitarian Response Plan. Over half of current IDPs (1.9 million persons) have been displaced for more than three years. Women and children with perceived affiliations to extremist groups continue to be identified as among the most vulnerable. The geographical clustering of the high and very high severity hotspots for returnees is concentrated within Ninewa, Salah al-Din, Kirkuk, Diyala and Anbar governorates.
Iraq’s southern governorates face the prospect of an emerging public health crisis due to a scarcity of clean, safe water caused by a combination of aging infrastructure, climactic factors, high salinity and contamination. Humanitarian actors and government counterparts have a preparedness plan in place for potential cholera outbreaks.
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