Iraq

Iraq Market Monitor Report, Issue No. 6: January 2017

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  • Over 163,000 people were displaced from Mosul by end of January. After military forces gradually took control of the eastern part of the city, commercial goods started to reach markets.

  • The cost of the food basket decreased by 2% at national level.

  • The purchas ing power of population living in hard-toreach areas is still 18% lower than in the rest of the country.

  • A more detailed analysis of Mosul is presented in WFP Flash Update #3.

Socioeconomic Background

Over 163,000 people were displaced by end of January 2017 due to military operations to retake Mosul from ISIL. After military forces gradually took control of the eastern part of the city, commercial goods started to reach markets and humanitarian access improved.
Displacements continue also from Hawiga district in Kirkuk.
The overall number of displaced people in Iraq has decreased slightly, notably due to significant returns. Nearly 650,000 people have returned to Anbar, making it the governorate with the highest returns, followed by Salah Al-Din with nearly 370,000 returnees.
The latest updates are presented in the dashboard below.