Mosul Humanitarian Crisis, 22 May 2017 [EN/KU]

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 22 May 2017

734,942 People displaced, cumulatively, from Mosul city as of 22 May

582,369 people currently displaced from western Mosul as of 22 May

8,733 Fully-serviced family plots immediately available to shelter displaced people at 19 sites as of 22 May

4,500 m³ water trucked and distributed daily by humanitarian partners to Mosul city

some 12,500 people transferred from frontline areas to hospitals for trauma injuries treatment as of 20 May

2,874,000 people, in and out of camps, who received emergency response packages of food, water and hygiene items as of 21 May


• Throughout the week, people have continued to be displaced from the western side of Mosul city. On Thursday 18 May, the number of people fleeing western Mosul peaked when some 16,100 individuals passed through the Hammam al Alil screening site, according to Government’s figures. This is the largest official daily movement of people since the Mosul operation began on 17 October 2016.

• As of 21 May, the mustering point for displaced people in western Mosul’s Yarmouk/Risala area is no longer in use. At least three new mustering points have reportedly been established in the neighbourhoods of Haramat/Doors and Windows Industrial Area, Matahin, Abar/Tharwa to adjust to new displacement routes used by people fleeing the city.

• Since February, 558,792 people have fled western Mosul – over 73,000 people were displaced the past week. The current number of IDPs from western Mosul who remain displaced is 523,941 people, considering reported returns of 34,841 people to western Mosul as of 16 May. The Government of Iraq reports that, as of 22 May, 734,942 people have been cumulatively displaced from Mosul city since October 2016. As of 21 May, approximately 200,000 civilians are still living in Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)-controlled area of Mosul’s old city.

• Camp construction and site expansion continue to accelerate to meet the humanitarian needs of the newly displaced people from western Mosul. Some 325,500 people are currently being sheltered in camps and emergency sites, with the remainder of displaced people living in host communities and informal sites.

• Water continues to be a significant humanitarian concern in Mosul city, particularly in western Mosul, as many people reportedly continue to drink from unsafe and untreated water sources.

• High rates of trauma injuries remain of significant concern. Between 17 October 2016 and 20 May 2017, some 12,500 people were transferred to hospitals for emergency medical treatment – 6,369 people from western Mosul alone. As of 12 May, 2,479 people were treated at Trauma Stabilisation Points near the frontline areas of western Mosul since 19 February 2017.

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