Iraq: Population Movement - Emergency Appeal n° MDRIQ008 - 6-month Update

Situation Report
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Timeframe covered by this update: 7 July to 15 December 2016


The humanitarian situation in Iraq is severe and has recently escalated with the displacement of large numbers of people affected by fighting in Anbar and Nineveh governorates. The situation has been further deteriorated by new influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the ongoing Mosul military operation. Humanitarian needs are projected to spike in the areas of food, shelter, WASH, healthcare and protection.

It is estimated that the conflict has led to approximately 4.1 million people becoming internally displaced across Iraq, with more than 12.5 million people1 overall requiring humanitarian assistance and protection.

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has been responding to the needs of families and individuals displaced in both Anbar and Nineveh and surrounding affected areas. However it has used much of its relief stock in the operation and is seeking support from partners in order to be able to continue to respond. In keeping with its humanitarian mandate and role as a first responder in Iraq, the IRCS seeks support to deliver lifesaving assistance which includes the following:
- Food: ready to eat food through field kitchens for first 3 to 4 days of any new wave of displacement, and appropriate and culturally acceptable monthly family food ration.
- Non-food items and emergency shelter: kitchen sets, jerry cans, blankets, emergency shelter materials and messaging.
- Water: bottled drinking water, water trucking and deployment of water plants.
- Sanitation: emergency latrines
- Hygiene: hygiene and personal care items and awareness campaign
- Health and first aid: provisions of first aid kits and supplies, and deployment of medical personnel and trained volunteers to provide health care and first aid.
- Psychosocial support: provision of psychosocial support to IDP’s and host communities