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27 Nov 2018 description

This report is produced by OCHA Iraq in collaboration with humanitarian partners and with the input of official institutions. It covers the events of 25-27 November 2018. Additional Flash Updates may be issued if required.

I. HIGHLIGHTS

• Heavy rainfall on 22-23 November caused severe flooding across Iraq, leading to the displacement of thousands of people

• An estimated 10,000 people in Salah al-Din and 22,000 people in Ninewa need assistance, including thousands of families living in IDP camps

26 Nov 2018 description

This report is produced by OCHA Iraq in collaboration with humanitarian partners and with the input of official institutions. It covers the events of 25 November 2018.

I. HIGHLIGHTS

• An 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck western Iran at 19:37 (local time) on 25 November 2018

• There were an estimated 170 casualties; the majority of reported injuries were non-life threatening

• Tremors felt throughout central and north-eastern Iraq; no damage reported

II. Situation Overview

25 Nov 2018 description

This report is produced by OCHA Iraq in collaboration with humanitarian partners and with the input of official institutions. It covers the events of 22-23 November 2018. Additional Flash Updates may be issued if required.

I. HIGHLIGHTS

• Heavy rainfall on 22-23 November caused severe flooding across Iraq, leading to the displacement of thousands of people

• Ninewa and Salah al-Din are the most heavily-affected governorates, with multiple reports of bridges, roads and villages being inundated

14 Nov 2017 description
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Situation overview:

On 12 November 2017 at 21:18 local time (18:18 UTC) northeast Iraq experienced an earthquake in the magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale, according to United States Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter of this earthquake is located 32kms from the city of Halabja. According to the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS), approximately 1,840,000 people live with within 100km of the epicenter of this earthquake in both Iraq and Iran.

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13 Nov 2017 description
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Situation overview:

On 12 November 2017 at 21:18 local time (18:18 UTC) northwest Iraq experienced an earthquake in the magnitude of approximately 7.2 – 7.5, according to European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). The epicenter of this earthquake is located 32kms from the city of Halabja. According to the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS), approximately 1,840,000 people live with within 100km of the epicenter of this earthquake in both Iraq and Iran.

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13 Nov 2017 description
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Situation overview:

At 21:18 local time (18:18 UTC) northwest Iraq/northern Iran experienced an earthquake in the magnitude of approximately 7.2 – 7.5, according to European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). The epicenter of this earthquake is located 32kms from the city of Halabja. The earthquake was felt across Iraq, including in the cities of Baghdad, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Kirkuk and Basra.

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29 Sep 2017 description
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Situation overview:

The second phase of the military operation to bring Hawiga district under control of Government of Iraq began on 28 September as Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) moved into the district. As the military operation in Hawiga enters its tenth day, over 7,000 people are already displaced.

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21 Sep 2017 description

Situation overview:

Military operations to retake Hawiga and east Shirqat from under control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) began on 21 September. Security forces retook several villages in quick succession, displacing remaining residents. It is not yet clear whether operations will be limited to the east Shirqat area only, or if it will continue into Hawiga district.

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21 Aug 2017 description
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Situation overview:

Military operations to retake Telafar from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) began in the morning of 20 August.

Thousands of people fled Telafar in recent days, in anticipation of the coming military campaign. An estimated 40,000 people live in the district, including up to 10,000 in Telafar city. To date, more than 30,000 civilians fled Telafar since the end of April, and thousands more are likely to leave during the military operation.

01 Mar 2017 description
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On 19 February, Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) resumed military operations to retake western Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). There has been a significant increase in people displaced from western Mosul since ISF entered more densely populated neighbourhoods in the city’s south. As of 28 February, 176,566 people are currently displaced as a result of military operations in Mosul as a whole, signaling a new peak since hostilities began.

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19 Oct 2016 description
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Situation overview:

As military operations to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) continue to move towards the city, the International Organization for Migration’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (IOM/DTM) has recorded the first arrivals of displaced families to the south-east of Mosul district in Ninewa Governorate. Serious concerns remain for the protection of civilians as hostilities intensify closer to and in densely populated and urban areas.

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18 Oct 2016 description
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Situation overview:

Reports on the first 36 hours of the military operations to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) indicate military activities on the ground have taken place in less populated areas, not leading to immediate large scale displacements of affected people. Serious concerns remain for the protection of civilians as hostilities intensify closer to and in densely populated and urban areas.

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17 Oct 2016 description
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Situation Overview

The commencement overnight of the operation to retake Mosul city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marks an escalation of the Level 3 emergency in Iraq. Humanitarian partners are deeply concerned about the intensification of fighting and its potential humanitarian consequences for the people of Mosul city who have lived under the control of ISIL since June 2014.

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06 Jun 2015 description

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  1. Reports on 3 June indicate Ramadi City is fully surrounded by Iraqi Security Forces (ISF). Clashes are being reported in southern, as well as eastern and northern sectors of the city as ISF advances. Some 527 families are still in the city, local partners say.

01 Jun 2015 description

Situation

Approximately 400 children in the towns of al-Rutbah, al-Qa’im, Anah and Rawa, Anbar Governorate have been kidnapped by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) over the span of a week, a member of the Anbar Provincial Council reported, according to media reports on 30 May.

ISIL continues to disrupt access routes into Anbar Governorate, as well as disperse Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) away from Ramadi City itself, into the town of Al Karma, east of Falluja and in neighbouring governorates, sources say.

26 May 2015 description

Situation

  1. On 23 May, it was reported that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) had taken control of the town of Husayba Al-Sharqiyah, east of Ramadi in Anbar Governorate, and was moving on the town of Khaldiyah. Internally displaced persons (IDPs) reportedly started to leave ahead of the ISIL advance. On 24 May, ISIL reportedly launched mortars into the Habbaniya airbase. On 25 May, it was reported that forces loyal to the Iraqi Government retook Husayba Al-Sharqiyah.