Iraq: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 16 April 2017)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 16 Apr 2017 View Original

Movements of people continue to be complex and diverse across Iraq. Military operations in Mosul are displacing increasingly large numbers of people, especially since hostilities began in the west of the city in mid-February. The majority is sheltering in camps and emergency sites where humanitarian assistance is being provided. In other parts of the country displacement has slowed: for example, the number of people leaving Hawiga has been declining since the start of the year and has shifted in recent weeks, with more people now heading to Salah al-Din than to Kirkuk. In Anbar, returnees now outnumber the number of IDPs two to one. Many people returning to their homes continue to need humanitarian assistance, especially in areas where there is a high level of contamination by explosive hazards and a lack of basic services.

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