WHO Special Situation Report - Mosul Crisis, Iraq - Issue #7: 12 - 18 February 2017 [EN/AR]

Situation Report
Originally published





  • 462,922 PEOPLE REACHED

  • 3,972 # INJURED


  • This week, 7569 consultations were recorded by WHO implementing partners through mobile medical clinics (MMCs), mobile medical teams (MMTs), static clinics, and supported primary health care centers (PHCCs) providing health services for Mosul IDPs. Total number of patients reached with medical care services since the beginning of Mosul operations on 17 Oct 2016 stood at 513 597 as of 17 Feb 2017.

  • Since the beginning of Mosul operations on 17 Oct 2016 till 17 February 2017, a total of 4310 casualties were reported by the four emergency hospitals of Emergency, West Erbil Emergency, Shiekhan, and Bartella. This week’s reported number stood at 137 casualties.

  • Health facilities in east Mosul and the surrounding districts are continuously over loaded with patients seeking health services. This has led to frequent shortages in many health facilities for essential medicines including, particularly, antibiotics, and medicines for chronic illnesses, fever and pediatric syrups.

  • WHO provided Ninewa DOH with support to rent two warehouses for a duration of 6 months to preposition line medicines and medical supplies. The support also included renting a building for three months to accommodate the mobile trauma stabilization point (TSP) stationed in Gogjaly at present.

  • In line with Mosul response operations, WHO supported Erbil DOH with a consignment of medicines and medical supplies including complete diarrhea diseases kit (IDDK) sufficient to treat 825 patients for one month and 20 basic units of emergency health kit (IEHK) sufficient to treat a population of 20 000 patients for three months.

Situation Update

  • Total number of population displaced from Mosul since 17 Oct 2016 till 16 Feb 2017 reached 160 320 individuals according to IOM DTM. Same source indicated that as of 15 Feb this year, Nargizlia 1 camp reported an increase of 37 IDP families from Merkaz Mosul and Merkaz Tilkaif sub-districts while Qaymawa (former Zelikan) camp reported a decrease of 170 IDP families due to return movements. New IDP families from Mosul are also being identified in Salah al-Din and Baghdad governorates according to mentioned source.

  • WHO supported Duhok DoH teams providing both curative and preventive health services in Duhok to respond to the arrival of a total of 661 displaced individuals to Nargizlia screening site in Shikhan district. The teams provided 349 consultations including 81 for children below 5 years old. No communicable diseases alert was reported among the new IDPs.

  • WHO also supported Duhok DOH MMTs to access Drej village in Telkyef district. The teams provided 164 consultations including 31 for children below 5 years. The teams are utilizing three WHO mobile medical clinics donated to Duhok DOH to respond to Mosul operation.

  • WHO started work to construct two field hospitals in Hammam Alil town and Athba site in preparation for the upcoming west Mosul operation. The ATHBA hospital is expected to be functional on the 4th of March. Both hospitals are funded through CERF

  • In Talafar district, Duhok Governorate, WHO’s implementing partner Heevie has completed the construction of a Primary Health Centre in Amalla camp to support the delivery of health services for persons displaced from Mosul.