Iraq

Iraq: Situation Update – Mosul Operation 12 February 2017

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  • Between 17 October and 12 February, a total of 29,405 m3 of NFIs, equivalent to 6,142 mt, has been handled on behalf of 30 humanitarian organisations.

  • In order to address an identified gap in warehouse management capacity for both humanitarian and government actors, the Logistics Cluster held a warehouse management training in Zummar on 23 January. This was held in Arabic with live translation available, and was attended by 15 staff from six national and international organizations.

  • The Logistics Cluster is loaning Mobile Storage Units (MSUs) to a number of humanitarian organisations requiring extra storage capacity in Qayyarah, Bardarash and Kirkuk.

  • Organizations facing any issues at checkpoints throughout the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) are encouraged to contact the OCHA Civil-Military Coordination team (contacts available from the Logistics Cluster).

  • Regarding West Mosul, an Inter-Cluster Coordination Working Group carried out a scenario planning exercise to identify expected populations in need, displacement patterns and possible gaps and access constraints.

  • A Hawiga Contingency Plan has been drafted by the humanitarian community to anticipate humanitarian needs that may result from a military offensive in the area. Water, food and health services are already indicated as a priority for the most vulnerable, and human rights violations and protection concerns have been reported. The Logistics Cluster will be extending the existing storage capacity in key areas and supporting the humanitarian response as required.