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Mosul Weekly Protection Update (24 - 30 November 2017)

Situation Report
Originally published



  • Secondary displacement accounts for the majority of the new arrivals to camps as economic and intercommunal tensions continue to force families into camps.

  • UNHCR has facilitated the issuance of more than 7,000 civil documents since October 2016, while more than 50,000 documents have been identified as missing among displaced individuals.

  • More than 7,000 Iraqi returnees from Al Hol camp in Syria returned to camps in the south of Mosul in Ninewa Governorate this week pending their return to areas of origin once cleared.

Displacement trends

Hammam Al-Alil Transit Site continues to receive displaced families. About 268 families arrived to the Transit Site from different parts of Ninewa. Among these new arrivals were some Bedouin families from Hmaidat sub-district who initially fled to the desert due to military operations. Two separated children were also reunified with their parents, who are sheltered in Nimrud camp. A significant number of new arrivals are families who have undergone multiple displacements. They have said they are unable to return to their area of origin (Zummar) since their villages and homes have been destroyed. UNHCR continues to provide protection services, shelter and non-food items (NFIs) to new arrivals.

New arrivals to camps in the east and the north-east were significantly lower than the previous week. Three individuals arrived to Hasansham camp. Debaga camp, located in Makhmur district, south of Erbil, received 280 families who left the disputed areas due to the tensions between the Kurdistan Regional Government and Central Government. The displaced families reported fear of staying in territories under ISF control. Narawan checkpoint, connecting Nargizlia camp and Mosul, remains closed affecting access to and from these two locations. No new arrivals were recorded in Nargizlia camp this week.