Iraq + 1 more

UNHCR Iraq Factsheet - November 2016

News and Press Release
Originally published



Syrian refugees registered as of 31 October 2016
IDPs reached with protection monitoring since January 2014
Persons of concerns (79,797 IDPs/17,520 refugees) received Cash assistance since January 2014
IDPs received Shelter and core relief item assistance since January 2014

Population of concern

A total of 5.5 million people of concern:

IDPs 4,183,906*
IDP Returnees 1,045,104**
Syrian Refugees 225,445
Non-Syrian Refugees 47,431
Stateless 48,500

Funding in 2016
USD 549.9 million requested:

UNHCR Presence

260 national staff 130 international staff Offices
6 offices located in: Baghdad, Erbil, Dahuk, Sulaymaniyah, Kirkuk, and Basrh:


  • 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 54,000 persons from the district (as of 14 November). Ongoing military actions in surrounding areas has displaced an additional 250,000 people. UNHCR is directly engaged in the inter-agency emergency response plans for Mosul and surrounding areas.
  • As part of the inter-agency cluster coordination mechanism for IDP response support to the Government, UNHCR leads three Clusters - Protection; Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM); and Shelter/non-food items (NFI).
  • In the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I), which hosts 96% of the Syrian refugees in Iraq, UNHCR leads the refugee response in support of the authorities, through an inclusive approach with NGOs and other UN agencies via the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan.
  • UNHCR also continues to collaborate with the authorities for non-Syrian refugees in the KR-I and Centre-South; and as well on Statelessness prevention and response.