The battle for Mosul is over but pockets of insecurity exist deep inside the Old City, trapping vulnerable civilians. Induced displacement continues, varying between 800 and 2,500 people per day since 11 July.
There is a need for continued relief assistance.
WEST MOSUL CITY DISPLACEMENT
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.
ASSISTANCE PROVIDED TO NEWLY DISPLACED PEOPLE
In preparation for the Mosul humanitarian operation, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq has allocated some US$45.3 million from the Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund (IHPF) to respond to the needs of people who are displaced or affected by the Mosul offensive. With expectations of mass displacements, funds were urgently needed to set up camps and emergency sites to receive displaced people and pre-position supplies to be ready to immediately deliver life-saving assistance.
By 15 November, the Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund (IHPF) had allocated US$88.3 million to life-saving and life sustaining humanitarian activities in 2016.