In preparation for the Mosul humanitarian operation, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq has allocated some US$44 million from the Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund (IHPF) to respond to the needs of people who are displaced or affected by the Mosul offensive. With expectations of mass displacements, funds were urgently needed to prepare to receive people by setting up camps and emergency sites and by pre-positioning supplies to be ready to immediately deliver life-saving assistance. Protecting civilians and giving them the basics to survive, such as food, water and shelter as well as medical assistance from the outset was seen as critical.
Donors' foresight and generous contributions through the IHPF have been pivotal for humanitarian actors, in support of national efforts, to rapidly respond and protect people escaping Mosul during the fighting. The worst case scenario suggests up to 1.5 million people could be affected.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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