Mosul Humanitarian Crisis, 01 June 2017 [EN/AR/KU]

News and Press Release
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790,674 People cumulatively displaced since 16 October 2016 from Mosul city as of 1 June

572,278 people remain displaced from western Mosul city as of 1 June – 42,246 people have returned to western Mosul city as of 30 May

40,913 people remain displaced from eastern Mosul city as of 1 June – 135,237 people have returned to eastern Mosul city as of 30 May

7,382 fully-serviced family plots available to shelter Mosul displaced people at 19 sites as of 1 June

6,400m³ of water trucked and distributed daily to Mosul city by humanitarian partners as of 28 May

13,039 people transferred from frontline areas to hospitals for trauma injuries treatment as of 28 May


Displacement continues from the western side of Mosul city. According to the government’s Ministry of Migration and Displaced, since the start of the western Mosul operation on 19 February 2017, a total of 614,524 people have fled western Mosul city as of 1 June. Cumulatively, since the Mosul operation began on 16 October 2016, 790,674 people have been displaced from Mosul city. According to the government, 177,483 people have returned to both eastern and western Mosul city as of 30 May.

As military operations began to concentrate on Mosul's old city area and nearby neighbourhoods on 26 and 27 May, government officials strongly urged civilians to immediately leave Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)-controlled areas and cross the frontline along established ‘safe passages’.

Following new displacement routes, a total of ten assembly areas, mustering points and screening sites are in place: eight sites are on the western side of the Tigris River, while two sites are on the east side of the river – the latter were established following a new displacement route utilising a floating bridge built by the Iraqi Security Forces north of Mosul's old city area last week. The new floating bridge re-connected western and eastern Mosul city and, aside from its military use, is being used to facilitate the transportation of displaced civilians out of conflict areas.

Camp construction and site expansion continue to meet the humanitarian needs of the newly displaced people from western Mosul city. As of 1 June, 7,382 fully serviced family plots were available for immediate use to shelter Mosul displaced at 19 different sites. As of 1 June, 322,278 people were being sheltered in camps and emergency sites, with the remainder of displaced people living in host communities and informal sites.

While shortage of clean drinking water remains a humanitarian concern in Mosul city, humanitarian partners have managed to increase the daily provision of water from 4.5 million litres per day to 6.4 million litres per day. Some 2.78 million litres are now being trucked and delivered to western Mosul city, while some 3.62 million litres are being tankered to eastern Mosul city.

Between 16 October 2016 and 28 May 2017, some 13,039 people were transferred to hospitals for emergency medical treatment, of which 6,906 people from western Mosul alone since 19 February 2017 - the rate of referrals to hospitals has increased of almost 5 per cent since 21 May. Since the start of the western Mosul operation in February 2017, and as of 28 May, some 2,997 people were treated at Trauma Stabilisation Points near the frontline areas of western Mosul.

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