Mosul Humanitarian Crisis, 9 May 2017

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 09 May 2017

616,264 People displaced, cumulatively, from Mosul city as of 9 May 409,604 people currently displaced from western Mosul city as of 9 May

6,612 family plots immediately available to shelter displaced people in 9 priority sites and 10 other sites as of 9 May

3,100 m³ water trucked every day to eastern Mosul by humanitarian partners

12,081 people have been referred from frontline areas to hospitals to receive treatment for trauma injuries as of 7 May


  • Re-intensification of hostilities on 4 May between the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has significantly impacted the humanitarian situation. Many families have been arriving at the newly established Badoush mustering point, northeast of Mosul city, where humanitarian partners are providing emergency relief assistance.

  • Since the start of military operations in western Mosul on 19 February, some 514,226 individuals have fled Mosul city, as of 9 May, according to the Iraqi authorities. Some 409,604 people are currently displaced from western Mosul, taking into account the return of 30,510 people to western Mosul city, as of 30 April. The Government of Iraq reports that since the beginning of Mosul operations on 16 October 2016, more than 616,264 people have been cumulatively displaced from Mosul city.

  • Camp construction and site expansion is accelerating to meet the humanitarian needs of people newly displaced from western Mosul city. Some 324,938 people (69,270 families) are currently being sheltered in camps and emergency sites, with the remainder in host communities and informal sites.
    As of 9 May, there are currently 6,612 fully serviced plots available for immediate use in 19 different locations. Some 3,770 plots are available in the nine priority sites, and the remaining 2,842 are in 10 other sites.

  • Emergency response packages of food, water and hygiene supplies are being distributed to families arriving at the Hammam Al Alil screening site from western Mosul city. Emergency response packages have been distributed to cover the humanitarian needs of over 2.6 million people since 17 October 2016.

  • Inadequate supplies of safe drinking water remain a critical concern in all areas of Mosul city. In eastern Mosul city, water shortages persist and humanitarian partners continue to truck 3.1 million litres of water per day. The UN is working with Iraqi authorities to boost the provision of safe water through stabilization initiatives. In newly retaken areas of western Mosul city, water trucking has already begun on a small scale, but significant increase in scale is required.

  • Trauma casualty rates remain high. Since 17 October last year, health care partners report over 12,081 people have been referred to hospitals in Mosul and neighbouring Governorates, nearly half of these reported cases were from western Mosul alone.

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