WHO Special Situation Report - Mosul Crisis, Iraq - Issue No 18: 8 - 15 May 2017

from World Health Organization
Published on 15 May 2017


  • Trauma casualty rates across Mosul is still rising with over 12 318 reported casualties referred to hospitals in Mosul and neighboring Governorates for the period from 17 October 2016 to 12 May 2017. Nearly half of these reported cases were from western Mosul alone where the offensive was launched in February 2017. At Trauma Stabilization Points (TSPs), a cumulative number of 2479 people have been treated for trauma injuries for the same mentioned period. Reported cases from hospitals and TSPs were mostly life-threatening while a small portion were with minor injuries including head, neck and spinal injuries caused by shrapnel and gunshot wound.

  • Construction of WHO supported PHC Center (Al-Basma) in Al Sallameya IDP camp west Mosul was completed on 15 May. The center was established with the capacity of six caravans delivering a comprehensive package of primary health care services including immunization, lab examination, referal, and reproductive health services.

  • The cumulative number of consultations reported since the beginning of Mosul operations on 17 Oct last year till the 13th of May 2017 stands at 713 807. The number of reported consultations for the period under review ( 8 – 14 May 2017) is 11 464 including 2876 children under the age of five years old, 2610 for respiratory cases, 1066 for reproductive health, and 15 for mental health and psychosocial support.

  • WHO has supported the six mobile clinics and the PHC centers in Hamdaneih district and Hassansham U3 IDP camp, run by the implementing partner DAMA NGO, with two complete kits (basics and supplementary units) and 12 separate basic units of the Interagency Emergency Health Kit (IEHK) sufficient for a population of 32 000 for a duration of three months.

  • WHO has also supported Debaga stadium PHC center run by the implementing partner Help The Needy (HTN) NGO with two complete IEHK sufficient to serve a population of 20 000 heads for a duration of three months. The kits (basics and supplementary units) will support HTN to deliver first line health care services in Hassan Sham M2 and Debaga Stadium IDP camps in addition to four MMCs in Jadaa 5 camp in Qayara district southeast Mosul.

Situation Update

  • As of 14 May this year, the Ministry of Migration and Displacement (MOMD) has identified the cumulative number of 657 056 people displaced from Mosul since the beginning of the operations there on 17 October 2016; of this number, a total of 480 906 individuals were from western Mosul city alone.

  • A new wave of around 5000 displaced people has arrived at Hamam Al Aliel transit site on 13 May, according to Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) sources. The newly displaced population has fled west Mosul areas of 17 Tamuz, Mesherfa, Haramat, Hawi Al-Kanisa, and Zanjili neighborhoods. All of them have faced death threats, snipers, and mines on their escape route from their respective neighborhoods to Hamam Al Aliel and Badoush transit camps. Death threats, violence, and shortage in water and food were among the reasons behind the new influx of displaced.

  • In Badoush, ISF sources reported the arrival of approximately 2500 individuals to this transit site. More IDPs continue to arrive to this location from the mentioned above areas of Mesherfa I, II, and III, Haramat, Hawi Al-Kanisa, 17 Tamuz, and Al-Islah Al-Zirai west the city of Mosul. They are fleeing their areas due to reasons of violence and the ongoing conflict in West Mosul. ISF sources informed on 13 May that IDPs identification cards were collected by upon arrival to the screening point at Badoush with a waiting duration of one to two hours maximum.