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Iraq IDP Crisis Situation Report No.18 (25 October – 31 October 2014) [EN/AR]

Situation Report
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  • Since January 2014, 1.9 million people have been displaced and scattered across 1,928 sites in Iraq.

  • Throughout Iraq, 1.26 million IDPs are in need of shelter and NFI assistance. An estimated 600,000 people are in need of immediate winterisation assistance.

  • Without an immediate $70.2 million funding for food assistance for 2.8 million people, the pipeline could break by January 2015

  • There are severe medical shortages in the ISIL controlled Ninewa Governorate city of Mosul.

Situation Overview

The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from January to 26 October 2014 has been revised upwards from 1.8 million to 1.9 million people across 1,928 sites. The recent displacements in October 2014 largely occurred in the governorates of Anbar, Ninewa, and Diyala. About 47 per cent of all Iraq’s displaced people (148,313 families, about 889,878 individuals) are located in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) and the disputed border regions of Akre and Shikhan, in Ninewa Governorate; and Kifri and Khanaqin, in Diyala Governorate.

The governorates with the largest populations fleeing their homes since January 2014 are Ninewa with 156,246 families (49 per cent of total displacement) and Anbar with 87,160 families (28 per cent). The DTM notes that it is clear that displacement has primarily occurred from the north and central governorates of Iraq. However, 63 per cent of all displaced in Iraq, or 1,188,744, have fled their governorate of origin, with more than a third remaining in their governorate and often living under the control of armed groups. The KR-I’s Dohuk Governorate is the recipient of almost a quarter (24 per cent) of Iraq’s IDP caseload, with more than 450,000 displaced individuals seeking refuge across its four districts of Sumel, Zarko, Dohuk and Amedi. The Ministry of Displacement and Migration estimates that in and around Kirkuk city there is caseload of 55,000 IDP families (330,000 individuals).

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