UNHCR Iraq Factsheet - January 2017

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 22 Jan 2017


Syrian refugees registered as of 31 December 2016

IDPs reached with protection monitoring in 2016

Persons of concerns (108,540 IDPs/49,860 refugees) received Cash assistance in 2016

IDPs received Shelter and CRI assistance in 2016

Population of concern
A total of 5.7 million people of concern

Funding in 2016
USD 546.9 million requested:


  • Between 1.2 and 1.5 million may be affected by the Government’s offensive to retake Mosul, which commenced on 17 October and has currently displaced over 144,000 persons from the district (as of 12 January). UNHCR is directly engaged in the inter-agency emergency response plans for Mosul and surrounding areas.

  • As part of the cluster coordination mechanism for IDP response and in support of the Government, UNHCR leads three Clusters - Protection; Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM); and Shelter/non-food items (NFI).

  • The Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) hosts 96% of the Syrian refugees in Iraq. Through an inclusive approach with NGOs and other UN agencies via the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), UNHCR leads the refugee response in support of the authorities. UNHCR and partners are appealing under the 2017/2018 3RP for USD 228 million (USD 162m for the refugee portion of the plan and USD 65m for the resilience portion). UNHCR requirements: USD 113m.

  • UNHCR collaborates with authorities for non-Syrian refugees in Iraq; and on Statelessness prevention and response.