Iraq: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 31 July 2017)
Large-scale fighting in Mosul has ended, but the risks faced by Iraqis are diversifying, as sporadic pockets of insecurity and asymmetric attacks persist and sectarian violence increases. Grievances from years under Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are keenly felt, and retributive acts against alleged ISIL-affiliated families are increasing, most notably in Anbar, Diyala, Ninewa and Salah al-Din. The fear of retribution is hindering returns, and although over 2 million Iraqis have returned home, the rate of return in July was lower than in recent months. Displaced people remain in need of comprehensive humanitarian assistance for some time to come.