(Baghdad, 21 October 2017) – Humanitarian partners are reaching thousands of people with emergency assistance on a daily basis.
During the past week, well over 100,000 civilians fled from Kirkuk, Makhmur and Tuz Khurmatu districts. Smaller numbers fled Zummar. The situation remains very fluid, with people sometimes fleeing for less than 24 hours before returning home.
In today’s world, gaps in wealth have grown shockingly wide. Billions of people linger at the bottom, denied their human rights and prospects for a better life. At the top, resources and privileges accrue at explosive rates, pushing the world ever further from the vision of equality embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
(Baghdad, 17 October 2017): In the past 48 hours, an estimated 61,200 people have been displaced in areas around Kirkuk. Humanitarian partners have dispatched mobile health clinics and are providing hot meals and food parcels to families who have fled. In coming days, partners will be providing 3,000 emergency food rations and hygiene items to families sheltering in public spaces.
October 16th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has initiated a new project to support the government-run Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza Strip, at a total cost of $284,000 (QR 1,025,920).
In coordination with the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH), QRCS's mission in Gaza is implementing a plan to renovate and develop the Coronary Care Unit (CCU), giving a much-needed help for cardiac patients in the enclave.
(Baghdad, 14 October 2017) – Humanitarian partners are ramping up assistance to tens of thousands of vulnerable people in the Nineveh Plains.
“Conditions in the Nineveh Plains vary. In some places, large numbers of civilians are coming home. In others, very few are. The decision to return is shaped by many factors.
Families are worried about insecurity, political uncertainty and the lack of services,” said Ms. Grande.
Countrywide Conflict Displacement
From 1 January to 8 October 2017, 266,689 people fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan, up by 2,600 people from the previous week. The province sheltering the highest number of displaced people is Kunduz (29,759), followed by Nangarhar (27,959), Badghis (22,635) and Baghlan (18,788).
October 9th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is working to enhance the medical sector in Mosul, Iraq, with funding from Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
QRCS's medics have completed the project of operating a field hospital in Hamam Al-Alil, a town south of Mosul, which offered all medical services for the Iraqis displaced from eastern districts due to the military operations.
Baghdad, Iraq, 5 October 2017 – As the military operations to retake Hawija continue, more than 30,000 people have been displaced since September 21st. Of those, 12,500 have returned. To meet the urgent needs of these women and girls, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), with the generous contribution from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), supported the deployment of a mobile delivery room, along with a Gender-Based Violence (GBV) response mobile team inside re-taken areas of Hawija district.
Erbil – In the wake of the Iraqi Government’s announcement on 5 October that the town of Hawija and its surrounding areas have been retaken, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix reported that more than 33,000 people have been displaced since the launch of the offensive two weeks ago; of these, more than 15,200 are still displaced and 17,700 have returned to their homes.
Iraqi forces on 21 September began military operations against ISIL’s final holdouts in central Iraq – in Hawija district of Kirkuk, and Shirqat in Salah al-Din – which were seized by the group in 2014.
This report is a summary of the organisation's work; from 1st March 2017 to 30th September 2017; at the head of this mission, Mr Ismail Hassan, accompanied by some local volunteers and activists; this was done with the partnership with Alsalam Charity, represented by its Executive director Mr Hatem Atawaijir.
The coordination for this mission began immediately after the issuance of the organisation report on the Humanitarian Situation in Sirte which was published at a press conference in London on: 2016-08-27