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20 Nov 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Yazidi activist Nadia Murad named the co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize
• Access constraints impact humanitarian delivery
• Humanitarians and local authorities respond to heavy floods
• Tent replacement and kerosene needed as winter approaches
• Coordination with Government Counterparts ongoing.
• IHF has $40m available for Second Standard Allocation
• Iraq HRP is 97 per cent funded

16 Oct 2018 description
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• OCHA Co-Chairs events on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse and international humanitarian law at UN General Assembly.

• Humanitarians seek to plug gaps in emergency food assistance to IDPs.

• IOM Index provides insight into return areas most in need of humanitarian assistance.

• Humanitarian community begins preparations for 2019 Humanitarian Programme Cycle.

• Iraq Humanitarian Fund support WHO and UNICEF in nationwide measles vaccination campaign.

OCHA-led High Level Events at UNGA73

10 Sep 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Water scarcity prompts displacement and health concerns in southern Iraq

• Protection remains at the core of Iraq’s humanitarian response

• World Humanitariay Day remembers the Canal Hotel bombing victims

• Iraq HRP 61 per cent funded but funding gaps threat halt to urgent humanitarian projects

• Iraq Humanitarian Fund allocates US $5 million to support measles response

• Iraq’s NGO forum selects its new Executive Board

In this issue

31 Jul 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• One-year anniversary since the end of military operations in Mosul

• The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan is funded at 63.7 per cent

In This Issue

Update on Mosul p.1 Update on funding p.4

Mosul one year after the end of military operations

While almost 870,000 people have been able to return home, extensive humanitarian needs remain in Iraq’s second largest city.

18 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Number of returnees reaches 3.9 million across Iraq

  • Progress made on Governorate Returns Committees

  • Humanitarian partners provide summer response packages to 57,808 most vulnerable households

  • More contributions are required to reach all people with critical assistance

  • The Iraq Humanitarian Fund completes the 2018 first standard allocation

The rate of displaced people returning home continues to outnumber the number of displaced people

11 Jun 2018 description
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Highlights

  • The Humanitarian Coordinator highlights key humanitarian response priorities.

  • Reaching displaced families on flood-affected Sinjar Mountain.

  • Imminent evictions of 3,000 families from Tikrit’s informal settlements prompt new relocations.

  • Update on the implementation of humanitarian activities and the Iraq Humanitarian Fund.

Interview with Ms. Marta Ruedas, Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq

14 May 2018 description
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Highlights

• Humanitarian partners prepare summer response plans to distribute seasonal assistance packages.

• Preventing sexual exploitation and abuse is a joint responsibility of all humanitarian partners.

• First Governorate Returns Committees established to facilitate a consultative and principled returns process.

• The Iraq Humanitarian Fund launched its 2017 Annual Report.

Ms. Marta Ruedas, the new Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, arrived in Iraq

13 Mar 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Heavy rains and flooding in northern and central governorates during the second half of February affected approximately 33 camps and sites for displaced people camps and more than 200,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs).

• According to the UN Migration Agency (IOM), 3.5 million people returned to their places of origin from January 2014 until the end of February 2018.

• The Iraq Humanitarian Fund launched the first Standard Allocation for 2018.

FIGURES

# of people in need 8.7m

06 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Increasing numbers of people are returning to their areas of origin, according to IOM.

• Humanitarian activities resume and people begin moving back to Hawiga, following the end of security operations in the district.

• Progress on fast track visas, however registration process for NGOs still cumbersome.

• The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan will be launched in February and aims to target the 3.4 million people in Iraq who are most vulnerable, costing approximately US$ 569 million.

08 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian community responds rapidly to earthquake affected areas of northeastern Iraq.

  • Some 16,500 people displaced locally or to camps in Anbar, Salah Al-Din and Ninewa since 26 October military operations.

  • Towns in Hawiga report return of 80 percent of pre-2014 populations.

  • UXO hazard decontamination needed.

  • Humanitarian access constraints in northern Iraq hamper delivery of humanitarian services.

02 Nov 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Military operations to retake the last major territory held by ISIL begin in western Anbar.

  • 184,000 people are currently displaced by recent unrest in northern governorates.

  • Almost 62,000 people return to Hawiga a month after it is retaken, to a lack of services and explosive hazard contamination.

  • Heaters, fuel and sanitation upgrades are urgently needed in camps across Iraq as winter approaches.

  • IHF launches $14 million reserve allocation for Hawiga.

01 Oct 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Military operations displace 7,000 from Hawiga in the first week.

• Displacement from western Anbar rose sharply in late September, as military operations began.

• IDP intentions survey reveals safety is the critical factor in the decision to return, followed by access to services and employment.

• Donors pledge generously in the margins of the UN General Assembly.

FIGURES

# of people in need: 11m

# of people targeted for assistance: 6.2m

16 Sep 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian partners prepare for up to 85,000 displaced from Hawiga and surrounding areas.

  • Iraq inter-agency toll-free call centre one of a kind in existence.

  • Cash Working Group develops joint approach for assistance programmes.

  • Iraq Humanitarian Fund prepares new allocation.

Military operations in Hawiga may affect 85,000

01 Sep 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Displacement from Telafar doubled in the week before hostilities began.

• Despite uncertainties, preparations in Hawiga and western Anbar go ahead.

• Tens of thousands return to West Mosul, despite questions over sustainability.

• HRP funding stalls, while IHF supports preparations in Hawiga and Anbar.

Military operations displace 20,000 fromTelafar

01 Aug 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Large-scale fighting is over for now, but civilians face diversifying risks.

  • Returnees face insecurity, community distrust and low employment.

  • Donors pledge an additional $200 million in Washington, but more funds are still urgently needed to keep the response on track.

  • Massive destruction in West Mosul leaves 200,000 homeless

FIGURES

  • Number of people in need 11m

04 Jul 2017 description
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FIGURES

  • Number of people in need 11m

  • Number of people targeted for assistance 6.2m

  • Number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) 3.3m

  • Number of IDPs who live outside camps 2.5m

  • Number of affected ppl within host communities 3.2m

  • Number of returnees 1.9m

  • Number of Syrian refugees 0.23m

HIGHLIGHTS

10 May 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Displacement from west Mosul continues, with 414,000 people currently displaced from western Mosul city as of 10 May.

• Cash-based assistance programmes begin in eastern Mosul.

• Over 5,000 flee Tel Afar as food and water remain in short supply.

• People in Hawiga face food insecurity as prices increase.

• US$47 million from IHPF allocated to priority projects.

FIGURES

# of people in need 11m

# of people targeted for assistance 6.2m

25 Apr 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Displacement from west Mosul continues to surge, reaching 382,000 displaced as of 25 April.

  • Over half of destroyed or heavily damaged sites in Mosul are residential.

  • Mandatory return orders halted in Anbar.

  • Military operations to retake western Anbar from ISIL could displace up to 60,000 people.

  • Over half of IHPF partners are now national NGOs

People fleeing Mosul hostilities exceed 500,000

23 Mar 2017 description
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Highlights

  • 172,000 flee Mosul for displacement sites as fighting reaches the Old City.

  • Returning communities face risks from explosive hazards and social tensions.

  • Transitional assistance needed in areas of Iraq outside of emergencies.

  • Damage to homes and lack of livelihood opportunities the biggest barrier to returning communities.

Sharp uptick in displacement as hostilities resume in western Mosul

20 Feb 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• 750,000 people trapped in west Mosul in deteriorating conditions.

• Tens of thousands return home to east Mosul.

• 23,000 children resume education in east Mosul.

• Explosive hazards continue to pose risks in returnee communities.

FIGURES

# of people in need 11m

# of people targeted for assistance 6.2m

# of internally displaced persons (IDPs) 3m

# of IDPs who live outside camps 2.5m

# of affected ppl within host communities 3.2m # of returnees 1.5m