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Mosul Weekly Protection Update (17 - 23 November 2017)



• Recent clashes between Iraqi Security Forces and armed extremists led to some displacement from Hatra this week.

• Several hundred families were transported from Tel Jarabia site to formal camps.

• The non-distribution of kerosene, movement restrictions, lack of medicines and specialised medical treatments and other factors continue to push fami lies to return prematurely to areas of origin or to leave camps into non-camp locations.

• More than 3,400 Iraqi returnees (771 families) from Al Hol camp in Syria, returned to Ninewa.

Displacement trends

For the first time in weeks, more than 50 newly displaced families arrived to Hammam Al-Alil screening site from Hatra (Ninewa Governorate) after a spate of clashes between Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and armed groups forced them from villages that remain under extremist groups’ control in Hatra. Meanwhile, secondary displacement from different neighbourhoods in Mosul continues with more than a dozen families arriving to Hammam Al-Alil Transit Site (HAA TS) each week. The new arrivals report being unable to pay for their rental accommodation in Mosul. The majority of families undergoing secondary displacement are female-headed-households. As per established practice, all arrivals are informed of the capacity and the types of services at each camp so they can make an informed decision on where to move.

The number of arrivals to the north east of Mosul remains very low: only one individual arrived to Nargizlia camp this week. Checkpoints remain closed between the camp and Mosul, which affects the number of new arrivals and departures. Meanwhile, 93 individuals arrived to Hasamsham, Khazer and Chamakor camps, east of Mosul. This is an increase from the previous week when 43 individuals arrived to these camps. Interviews with the new arrivals indicated that several families have allegedly not been allowed to access the camps on the basis of security concerns, especially when male relatives are present. UNHCR continues to monitor and advocate for unrestricted access to camps for all IDPs in need.