Amman, 14 August 2018
Baghdad, 13 August 2018 – This week marked the beginning of a 75-day training course in Anbar jointly organized by the Ministry of Interior and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). This course will be the first of its kind, with Iraqi Police instructors and UNMAS instructors working closely side-by-side to train local police in explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and improvised explosive devices disposal (IEDD).
179,400 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)
372,022 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - April 2018)
54,644 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya
18,860 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018
819 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018
1,527 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018
Amman, 10 August - On 9 August, scores of people were killed by airstrikes that struck in Majz District, Sa’ada Governorate. The majority of victims are children aged 10 to 13 years who were travelling together on a bus.
“This is horrible and completely unacceptable,” said Ms. Lise Grande, Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen. “We feel deeply for the families of the victims. Their loss is unimaginable. To think that so many children have died and been wounded is heart-breaking”.
On 8 August 2018, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) jointly hosted the first workshop to develop an Initial Planning Framework for Reconstruction of Mosul. The all-day event was held at Mosul University with leaders and experts from the Government of Iraq, academia, international organizations, the private sector, and civil society.
New York, 8 August 2018
Following the parliamentary elections on 12 May 2018, complaints and allegations of electoral fraud and mismanagement resulted in the decision to conduct a partial manual ballot recount.
8 August 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) delivered anti-tuberculosis medicines to Tripoli. In total 12 types of the provided medicines will enable treatment of adult and child cases of TB, including multi-drug resistant TB. The WHO supplies, dispatched in response to critical humanitarian needs, were handed to the National Center of Disease Control (NCDC), and will be further distributed to public health facilities providing treatment to TB patients across the country.
Baghdad, 6 August 2018 – In a meeting facilitated by the United Nations, Iraqi women expected to sit in the next Council of Representatives discussed working collaboratively across the political spectrum, including the possible establishment of a women’s parliamentary caucus, to promote gender equality and the adoption of laws advancing women’s rights and to strengthen their role in governance.
August 7th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) continues to provide basic humanitarian needs for the internally displaced people (IDPs) in Mosul, Iraq.
In cooperation with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), a project is in progress to provide water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services for the inhabitants of the Al-Salamiya IDP Camp.
The project involves the distribution of drinking water, maintenance of sanitation facilities, removal of wastewater, and collection of garbage.
Baghdad – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the Government of the Netherlands have signed a strategic partnership agreement this past week to provide livelihood and psychosocial support to Iraqi youth in crisis-affected areas and to assist the Government of Iraq in addressing challenges related to migration management.
United Nations Special Adviser & Head of the Investigative Team for Accountability of Dae’sh / ISIL crimes to Commence Mission to Iraq On 6 August 2018, the United Nations Special Adviser & Head of the Investigative Team for Accountability of Dae’sh / ISIL crimes, Mr. Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, will commence an eight-day visit to the Republic of Iraq. The Special Advisor was appointed pursuant to Security Council Resolution 2379 (2017).
Date: 07 August 2018
UNHCR welcomes the generous donation of 1.5 million euros from the Government of Finland. The new funds will help UNHCR support vulnerable Iraqis and Syrian refugees in a rapidly changing context.
A year on from the end of fighting in Mosul, the situation in Iraq is increasingly complex.
Baghdad, 6 August 2018 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, welcomes today’s announcement by the Board of Judges of the Independent High Electoral Commission of the completion of the electoral recount in all 18 Iraqi governorates and also out-of-country voting.
Baghdad, 6 August 2018
The United Nations is pleased to confirm, having observed this recount process from beginning to the end, that we believe it was conducted in a manner that is credible, professional and transparent.
We are very pleased that it's been concluded, and we look forward to the next steps in this process towards formation of the new government.
From 23 to 29 July, IOM identified an increase of 5,151 displaced households.
The largest increases being within Amanat Al Asimah, Al Hudaydah and Hajjah Governorate, with:
727 HH (estimated 4,362 individuals) in Amanat Al Asimah, displaced to Ma’ain, Old City, Shu’aub, Bani Al Harith, Az’zal, Ath’thaorah, At Tahrir and Assafiyah districts. Households reached Amant Al Asimah by bus using Mana-khah road access.
The humanitarian implications of an Al Hudaydah City conflict, inhabited by an estimated (600,000) people, would be enormous. In this case , UNICEF nutrition program are serving 23 priority districts in Al Hudaydah including 12 districts within the conflict lines, benefitting more than (50,000) children with Severe Acute Malnutrition.
• 33,000 cartons of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) are available in the UNICEF warehouse in Al Hudaydah.