Mosul Neighborhood Snapshot: Al Hadba - March 17, 2017
This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 22th
While markets and shops are functional, due to a lack of cash in households, high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, food is reported as a top community need along with cash and jobs.
WASH needs are deemed a top priority need by informants, a reflection of the limited access to clean drinking water for the neighborhood’s residents.
Informants note that access to electricity is one of the top priorities, with the current electrical network destroyed.
Informants report that some food, NFI and educational assistance are being provided by the MoDM and UNICEF.
However, these services are only covering a few of the needs of about a quarter of the residents.
The city of Mosul in northern Iraq has been under ISIS control since June 2014, this period has been characterized by repression and human rights abuses. As the last remaining ISIS stronghold in Iraq, the battle to retake Mosul began in October 2016 and Iraqi Security Forces and their allies have now successfully regained control of the section of the city east of the Tigris River. While military operations to regain control of the western portion of the city continue, humanitarian space in the eastern part of Mosul city is now opening up and there is access to provide humanitarian relief. With much of the city’s inhabitants having remained in the city during the battle or now returning, the provision of key services is vital to maintaining living standards, preventing the outbreak of disease and assisting on the path to recovery.
With active conflict continuing only 6km to the west, there is still a fear of a resurgence of armed conflict within the neighborhood. The neighborhood has been reported to be decontaminated from UXOs and IEDs.
Local Leadership: Most informants identify the local leadership structure as the Iraqi Army. This system is described as moderately functional and representative of the neighborhood. At the time of data collection, informants reported that there was no Mukhtar in the neighborhood.