WHO Special Situation Report - Mosul Crisis, Iraq - Issue No 13: 2 - 8 April 2017

from World Health Organization
Published on 08 Apr 2017


  • WHO has supported Ninewa Directorate of Health (DOH) and Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA) with 22 Inter-agency Emergency Health Kits (IEHK) enough for 21 000 persons, 2 surgical kits and 1 full trauma kit enough for 300 surgical interventions.

  • More than 1500 new internally displaced persons (IDPs) from west Mosul arrived Nargizlia screening site in Shikhan district, Duhok Governorate this week.

  • Through WHO supported mobile medical clinics (MMCs) and static primary health facilities managed by implementing partners, 20511 consultations, including 7962 children under the age of 5 years were recorded. A total of 1892 cases were also referred to specialized health facilities.

  • More than 1400 people were seen for medical consultations in Dibaga 2 IDP PHCC. Forty six percent of the total consultations were female and 26% children under 6 years of age.

Situation Update

  • The International Organization for Migration (IOM) displacement tracking matrix data reports that more than 300 000 persons have been displaced from Mosul since 17 October 2016 to 30 March 2017. From 25 February to 9 April 2017 more than 270 000 persons have been displaced from west Mosul into various locations including camps, emergency sites and out-of-camp locations. According to authorities in Hamam al' Alil more than 200 000 persons have been recorded in transit sites since 18 February until 8 April, 2017.

  • From 28 March and 05 April 2017, more than 300 new trauma cases were received in 3 WHO supported Trauma Stabilization Points (TSPs) located in the frontlines of west Mosul, bringing the total number of casualty cases recorded between 18 February 2017 to 08 April to 1683 trauma cases.

  • More than 300 new trauma cases were referred and treated in five hospitals including Athba and Bartalla Field Hospitals, Emergency, West Emergency and Shikhan hospitals between 27 March and 08 April 2017. This brings the cumulative number of trauma patients from west Mosul treated in the 5 hospitals since 18 February to 1861(73% were civilians 27% were children under the age of 15 years and 27% were females). To date, more than 6,100 patients (60% civilians, 28% under the age of 15 years and 22% female) have been referred to hospitals in Mosul and neighboring Governorates. Most patients were treated for head, neck and spinal injuries caused by shrapnel and gunshot wounds.