12,270 MT of food assistance distributed
US$4.4 m cash-based transfers made
US$57.3 m six months (October 2018 - March 2019) net funding requirements
478,400 people assisted in September 2018
• Returns of displaced Iraqis to their areas of origin continue, with almost 4.1 million returnees and 1.89 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) as of 30 September (IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix). Almost 94,000 families are reported to be still displaced in camps, and more than 221,000 in out-of-camp settings. The highest numbers of returns are recorded in Ninewa Governorate (38.5 percent of the total number of returnees) and Anbar Governorate (31.4 percent). The highest number of IDPs remain in Ninewa Governorate (31.3 percent of the total number of IDPs) and Dohuk (18.4 percent).
• WFP is scaling up its Food-Assistance-for-Assets (FFA) interventions in support of vulnerable Iraqi returnees and local communities in Anbar, Baghdad, Dohuk, Ninewa and Salah al-Din governorates. Ongoing resilience activities include rehabilitation of boosting stations and irrigation canals, agriculture support through distribution of inputs and trainings; rehabilitation of animal shelters and slaughtering facilities, repair of agriculture training facilities, reconstruction of communal bread ovens, and rehabilitation of damaged greenhouses.
• Following the finalisation of the Joint Vulnerability Assessment (JVA) for Syrian Refugees in Iraq, WFP together with UNHCR continues the targeting and verification exercise of Syrian refugee households in camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to identify the most vulnerable households so they continue to receive the food assistance they require. The exercise is expected to be completed by January 2019.