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Iraq Situation: Flash Update - 21 December 2016

Situation Report
Originally published



107,304 Internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Mosul and surrounding areas since the military offensive began on 17 October

14,267 UNHCR kits of core relief items (CRIs) distributed to families (assisting some 77,000 people) displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas

9,097 Family plots (for some 54,000 people) in UNHCR built camps are ready to receive IDPs displaced from Mosul corridor, of which 5,386 (59%) are currently occupied

3.1 million IDPs since January 20142

239,077 Iraqi refugees hosted by neighbouring countries in the region, with 5,491 Iraqis to Syria since 17 October


USD 584 million

Of which

USD 196 million requested for the Mosul emergency response


  • Mosul: over 302,000 individuals (50,497 families) are currently displaced from the Mosul corridor3 . Displacements started in the end of March 2016, when the Government resumed military operations along the Tigris valley. Of these, over 107,000 persons (17,884 families1) have been displaced from Mosul and its environs since the beginning of military operations to retake Mosul city on 17 October.

  • Hawija: close to 1,000 IDPs from Hawija district were received in UNHCR’s Laylan 2 camp in Kirkuk Governorate between 18 and 20 December. Another 240 IDPs fled south into Salah al-Din Governorate and are undergoing routine security screening before moving onwards either to urban or camps settings.